Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Lake Street Dive reschedules Wednesday night show at Live Oak Pavilion

Lake Street Dive has rescheduled its Wednesday show in Wilmington because of the lead singer’s voice giving out. (Port City Daily/Courtesy photo)

WILMINGTON — The last show of the season at Live Oak Pavilion in Riverfront Park will be rescheduled. Lake Street Dive lead singer Rachael Price lost her voice, according to the band’s social media post, which also noted it isn’t related to Covid-19.

“Rachael’s voice has not yet made a full recovery. We will announce the rescheduled date ASAP,” it noted.

The four-piece had to cancel their show in Charlotte at the Metro Credit Union Amphitheater on Tuesday as well. The band has been touring throughout the summer in support of their seventh album, “Obviously,” released in March on Nonesuch Records.

Lake Street Dive drummer Mike Calabrese spoke to Port City Daily last week ahead of the scheduled Wilmington show and said getting back on the road 18 months after the pandemic was a welcome change of pace, though one the band wasn’t sure would even happen. “Obviously” was completed with producer Mike Elizondo mere days before Covid-19 shut down the nation in March 2020. The band decided to hold its release.

“We thought, it just doesn’t make sense to release it now, have people listen to it for god knows how long before we’re able to get out on the road,” Calabrese said. “So we started teasing stuff out at the beginning of 2021, did the official release, and now this is, like — there’s not a name for this tour because we weren’t even sure if the tour was necessarily going to happen after we put out the album. We didn’t bother naming it because it’s, like, you don’t name your lobster before you get too attached.”

“Obviously” has reached No. 1 on Americana/Folk, No. 2 on Current Rock Albums and No. 2 on Current Alternative Albums, as well as No. 5 on Billboard’s Top Album chart. 

The band was founded in 2004 by Calabrese, Rachael Price (vocals), Mike “McDuck” Olson (guitar, trumpet) and Bridget Kearney (bass), while the artists attended school at the New England Conservatory of Music. They added keyboardist Akie Bermiss in 2017, and recently parted ways amicably with founding member Olson, who announced his departure in the spring.

Two more shows are on Lake Street Dive’s lineup, in Virginia on Oct. 22 and in New Jersey on Oct. 24.

A Live Nation spokesperson told Port City Daily, “[P]reviously purchased tickets will be honored for the new date once announced. More information will be emailed to ticketholders directly.”

An email sent to ticketholders around 2 p.m. explained:

  • If 60 days have passed since a show was postponed and no rescheduled dates have been announced, the 30-day window for refunds will open at that time, wherein refund requests will be allowed via the purchaser’s Live Nation Account
  • If, during this 60-day postponement window, the event is rescheduled, a 30-day window for refunds will also be made available. 
  • If the event is canceled (at any time), refunds (as well as a possible credit option) will be available.

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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