When it rains it pours for Grizzly Bear. The band recently posted two sad pieces of news on their site. First, their gear was stolen out of their van in Brussels. They also announced that Daniel Rossen's father is fallen ill, which when combined with the recent theft has forced the band to cancel their remaining twelve shows. Here is the official statement from the band:
It's with sad news we have to announce the cancellation of our final 12 European dates. Daniel's father has been struggling with cancer recently, and in the past few days he's gotten increasingly worse. We were already toying with the idea of coming home early so that Daniel could be with his family... but then the straw that broke the camel's back was when our van was broken into last night in Brussels and a good amount of our instruments and gear was stolen, leaving us literally with only the clothing on our backs. With that said, we are incredibly sorry to have to cancel. We don't have the money to buy new equipment right now and frankly, we are taking this as a sign that Daniel should get home immediately. We send all our thanks to the wonderful people that came out to our shows thus far this fall. Hopefully we'll have our lives sorted out this winter and can hit the road again sometime soon.
Our thoughts go out to Daniel and his family.