TV on the Radio's Gerard Smith Dies

Sad news arrive us today. Gerard Smith, bassist and keyboard player for the Brooklyn-based

Music 
88 Hypes 0 Comments

Sad news arrive us today. Gerard Smith, bassist and keyboard player for the Brooklyn-based indie art rock outfit TV on the Radio, has died of lung cancer. The band released following statement through their website:

We are very sad to announce the death of our beloved friend and bandmate, Gerard Smith, following a courageous fight against lung cancer. Gerard passed away the morning of April 20th, 2011. We will miss him terribly.

The band further announced that they canceled a few dates of their tour. Smith was a member of the band for their past two albums, Dear Science, and the brand new Nine Types of Light, released just last week.

TV on the Radio:

04-20 Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
04-22 Chicago, IL – Metro *
04-23-24 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue *
04-26 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre *
04-29-30 San Francisco, CA – The Independent
05-02 San Diego, CA – 4th and B *
05-03 Los Angeles, CA – Music Box
06-22 Zagreb, Croatia – T-Mobile Inmusic Festival
06-23 Munich, Germany – Muffathalle
06-24 Berlin, Germany – Astra
06-26 Pilton, Englad – Glastonbury Festival
06-27 Manchester, England – Academy 2
06-28 Glasgow, Scotland – O2ABC
06-30 Werchter, Belgium – Rock Werchter Festival
07-01 St. Gallen, Switzerland – St. Gallen Festival
07-03 London, England – Wireless Festival
07-04 Amsterdam, Holland – Paradiso
07-05 Cologne, Germany – Live Music Hall
07-08 Bilbao, Spain – BBK Live Festival
07-09 Lisbon, Portugal – Alive Festival
07-13 Paris, France – L’Olympia Bruno Coquatrix
07-17 Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival
07-27 Manchester, England – Manchester Academy 2
08-28 St. Louis, MO – LouFest Music Festival

* with Glasser

Rest in Power.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Doctor Doom Lands on the adidas Stan Smith
Footwear

Doctor Doom Lands on the adidas Stan Smith

Could he be making his MCU debut soon?

Netflix Rebooting 'The Mole' Reality TV Series
Entertainment

Netflix Rebooting 'The Mole' Reality TV Series

An updated version of the cult favorite show from the early 2000s.

Hear Rina Sawayama Cover Billie Eilish’s “Happier Than Ever” on BBC Radio 1
Music

Hear Rina Sawayama Cover Billie Eilish’s “Happier Than Ever” on BBC Radio 1

Alongside the titular track from her new LP ‘Hold the Girl.’


The Adidas Stan Smith Receives a '60s Update
Footwear

The Adidas Stan Smith Receives a '60s Update

Featuring textured heel tabs inspired by tennis courts.

Stalley featuring Rick Ross - Lincoln Way Nights (Remix)
Music 

Stalley featuring Rick Ross - Lincoln Way Nights (Remix)

Brand new remix to Stalley’s esteemed single “Lincoln Way Nights.” Rick Ross provides the

J Dilla - Geek Down
Music 

J Dilla - Geek Down

As part of Stones Throw’s currently-running video contest in commemoration of their 25-year

Fly Union featuring Dom Kennedy - Friends.Women.Money
Music 

Fly Union featuring Dom Kennedy - Friends.Women.Money

Fly Union share with us the newest single off their forthcoming project titled TFTC (The

Neon Indian – Heart: Attack
Music 

Neon Indian – Heart: Attack

Courtesy of Gorilla vs. Bear, here is a first look at Neon Indian’s upcoming LP which is being

Mac Miller - 3rd Dimension
Music 

Mac Miller - 3rd Dimension

Here’s a new Mac Miller song which recently appeared on the Piff Jar mixtape. All his songs


Hey Champ featuring Mickey Factz - Cold Dust Girl
Music 

Hey Champ featuring Mickey Factz - Cold Dust Girl

Mickey Factz offers up a special treat today, this time sharing his own rendition of “Cold Dust

Bon Iver Reveal Album Details
Music 

Bon Iver Reveal Album Details

After massive touring, contributing guest vocals for Kanye West and Gayngs, Justin Vernon and

Raheem DeVaughn - Breathe
Music 

Raheem DeVaughn - Breathe

Fresh off Raheem DeVaugn’s recent Heemy Taught Me mixtape comes this sensual video for

A. Driver - Driver's Education: The Pre Tape
Music 

A. Driver - Driver's Education: The Pre Tape

Here comes the latest mixtape of Virginia’s very own A. Driver. Fittingly titled Driver’s

Self Scientific featuring Big K.R.I.T. - War Stories
Music 

Self Scientific featuring Big K.R.I.T. - War Stories

Another preview track from esteemed hip-hop collective Self Scientific. Titled “War Stories,”

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Looks like you’re using an ad-blocker

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. Support us by whitelisting our site.

Whitelist Us

How to Whitelist Us

screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Under “Pause on this site” click “Always”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock Plus icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Block ads on – This website” switch off the toggle to turn it from blue to gray.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlocker Ultimate icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Switch off the toggle to turn it from “Enabled on this site” to “Disabled on this site”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the Ghostery icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the “Ad-Blocking” button at the bottom. It will turn gray and the text above will go from “ON” to “OFF”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the UBlock Origin icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the large blue power icon at the top.
  3. When it turns gray, click the refresh icon that has appeared next to it or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the icon of the ad-blocker extension installed on your browser.You’ll usually find this icon in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. You may have more than one ad-blocker installed.
  2. Follow the instructions for disabling the ad blocker on the site you’re viewing.You may have to select a menu option or click a button.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.