Family Illness Halts Fugazi Tour

Punk band hopes to reschedule Dec. 8–16 shows next year.

Political punk band Fugazi has postponed most of its December tour

because of a family medical emergency, an employee at the band's Dischord

Records label said Thursday (Dec. 9). While the nature of the problem was

not disclosed, Dischord said the bandmembers are fine. The group, which

launched the tour Dec. 2 in Providence, R.I., hopes to make up shows

slated for Dec. 8–16 in North Carolina, Georgia and Florida sometime

next year, the employee said. Fugazi have not decided whether to play

shows scheduled for Dec. 17–20 in Georgia and Tennessee.