Ska specialists Reel Big Fish have scrapped a pair of dates after singer Aaron Barrett fell ill after Wednesday's concert in Norfolk, Virginia. The affected shows include this evening's performance in Charlotte, North Carolina, and tomorrow's set at the 311 Pow Wow Festival at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida.
At present, Barrett is expected to rest in the hospital for the next couple of days after treatment "following a procedure for an abscess from complication from surgery in June from an acute appendectomy."
Reel Big Fish's rep adds that Barrett is expected to make a full recovery in time to play in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday at Revolution.
The full statement reads:
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Aaron Barrett and Reel Big Fish will not be performing tonight at the Fillmore in Charlotte, NC and will be forced to miss the 311 Pow Wow in Florida Friday August 5th -- he is in the hospital resting. The front man confirmed he will be spending the night in a medical facility after feeling unwell following his performance last night at the NorVA in Norfolk, VA. Aaron had a fever and discomfort and decided to go to the hospital to get it checked out, doctors are keeping him overnight for monitoring following a procedure for an abscess from complication from surgery in June from an acute appendectomy. The singer is expected to make a full recovery and resume the tour in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Saturday August 6th at The Revolution. Streetlight Manifesto will still appear tonight in Charlotte at the Fillmore and tomorrow in Live Oak, FL at the 311 Pow Wow Festival.
Reel Big Fish. With Streetlight Manifesto, Rodeo Ruby Love, and New Riot. Saturday, August 6, at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets cost $20. Click here.