Marianas Trench has postponed their scheduled Nov. 3 Victoria concert.

New dates scheduled for Yoakam and Trench

Separate fall dates for veteran country standby and Canadian power pop rockers have been reset for the new year

Two acts expected to rock Save On Foods Centre in Victoria this fall have said “catch you later.”

First, country standby Dwight Yoakam cancelled his Oct. 29 show just one day ahead of time, citing “unforeseeable circumstances beyond his control.”

Then Canadian power posters Marianas Trench followed suit, pulling the plug on their scheduled Thursday night gig and nine others shows on Oct. 28 because of illness.

“No one is more disappointed about this than I am,” frontman Josh Ramsay said in a media release. “My throat infection and resulting scar tissue is serious enough that my doctor’s diagnosis was for me to not sing a note until the New Year.

“However, I can’t handle this forcing me to cancel a second tour in a row completely, so I’ve chosen to postpone the first half of the tour to give my voice a little extra time to recuperate. With enough vocal rest and medicine, I should be back in fighting shape in no time. Hope to see you all soon!”

The Victoria concert has been rescheduled to Feb. 12. Meanwhile, the Yoakam concert has been rescheduled for Jan. 12.

According to a statement released by the Save On Foods Centre tickets for each of the original dates will be valid for the original shows.

Those who purchased tickets over the phone or internet and may not be able attend the rescheduled dates can contact Select Your Tickets for refund at 250-220-7777. Those who purchased in person requesting a refund will have to visit the box office in person with their ticket(s).

Refunds for the Yoakam show will only be accepted until end of day business day, Nov. 30.

Just Posted

Alberni’s Anne Ostwald named a finalist for Premier’s Award

Alberni District Secondary School teacher encourages students to find their passion

Tofino and Ucluelet prepare for daytime Hwy. 4 closures and eight-hour power outage

“We know that there’s never a good time for an outage and thank the community for their patience.”

Port Alberni’s Healthy Harvest Farm closing

Operation will merge with Hupacasath Community Garden

Port Alberni Black Sheep hang on to win season opener

Sheep face James Bay Rugby Club in first game of the season

Port Alberni man arrested for breaking windows

29-year-old Port Alberni resident was caught breaking a window in a local residence

B.C. RCMP turn to Const. Scarecrow to shock speeders into slowing down

New addition will watch over drivers from a Coquitlam median for first-of-its-kind pilot in Canada

B.C. home to 1/3 of Canada’s overdose deaths in first 3 months of the year

There were 1,036 overdose deaths in the first three months of the year, with 94 per cent accidental

B.C. candidate moves from hospice care to council race

He beat terminal cancer twice and entered hospice when he decided to run for council.

Canadian tobacco exec pushes back against vaping health concerns

A warning from Interior Health about the unknown health risks of vaping is getting a partial rebuke

Ministry of Agriculture commits $300,000 to help B.C. farmers obtain land

B.C. Land Matching Program supports access to affordable farmland for young farmers

Canadian air force short 275 pilots

Attrition outpaces recruitment and training claims Air Force

Teacher suspended after physically shushing, saying ‘shut up’ to student

Grade 5 student reported feeling ‘confused and a little scared’

A B.C. society helps to reforest Crown land after wildfires

Forest Enhancement Society of BC focuses on wildfire mitigation and the reforestation

Most Read