Neon Trees canceled

Fall concert lineup shuffled

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Meredith Dykehouse/Observer

Enio Chinca, Contributing Reporter

It seems the fall blues start early, following news that the Fall Concert performers Neon Trees will not, after all, be coming to Case Western Reserve University.

Following last year’s popular concert with headliner Passion Pit, Neon Trees had the stage set for another great Fall Concert. Unfortunately, according to the Neon Trees Facebook page, the band’s bassist Branden Campbell recently underwent open heart surgery. While Neon Trees won’t be canceling the entire tour, the group will be canceling their trip to Cleveland.

Thankfully, according to University Program Board representative Erika Brentar, the Fall Concert isn’t canceled along with the disappointing news, even though there is currently no information about who the new performer may be. Brentar assures that whoever they bring will still “put on a fantastic performance.”

Students will not be given the opportunity to vote on who the new musical performer will be, unlike the first selection. However, Brentar ensures that the headliner will be chosen from the original list of potential performers, including MIA, Sleigh Bells and Hoodie Allen.

The concert will still be held on Nov. 1 in Veale Gymnasium, like in previous years. When asked about planning and timing issues, Brentar said, “I can confidently say that we still have plenty of time to plan the 2014 Fall Concert, and the cancellation of our headliner is only a minor setback. The entire University Program Board is working on making sure this year’s concert is one of the best yet, so we hope the entire campus is as excited as we are.”