Average Ticket Prices
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis $40.56      Shawn Colvin $49.88      "Winter Jam" $13.03      Get The Led Out - The American Led Zeppelin $28.33      Mötley Crüe $50.94      Porter Robinson $35.30      Slightly Stoopid $33.48      Cher $90.04      Goo Goo Dolls $43.79      Third Day $27.25      Brett Kissel $25.90      Merle Haggard $52.89      Zoso - The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience $15.98      Justin Moore $33.52      Jason Aldean $47.98      Clutch $24.14      SoMo $20.45      Bryan Adams $55.28      The 1975 $20.04      Poliça $20.55      Casting Crowns $31.11      Alice In Chains $49.44      Marc Cohn $44.76      The Band Perry $42.43      Hunter Hayes $35.35      Steve Miller Band $58.85      Tedeschi Trucks Band $53.45      Pink Floyd Experience $37.19      George Lopez $56.49      Tommy Emmanuel $39.66      The Infamous Stringdusters $20.83      Tobymac $31.92      Brett Dennen $22.37      Pink Martini $49.92      John Hiatt $58.86      3 Doors Down $41.20      Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons $68.60      Fitz And The Tantrums $25.47      Jake Owen $35.18      Gavin DeGraw $37.81      Pepper $29.77      Brantley Gilbert $31.12      Steve Aoki $37.47      Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue $33.76      Buddy Guy $53.42      Justin Timberlake $114.49      Umphrey's McGee $27.84      Mannheim Steamroller $56.73      Bruno Mars $83.10      Twenty One Pilots $22.80      
See all average ticket prices

The Decemberists Keyboardist Diagnosed With Cancer

01:01 PM Wednesday 5/4/11 |   |

The indie folk band recently announced that accordion and keyboard player Jenny Conlee will soon be undergoing treatment for breast cancer.

The news was revealed to fans via The Decemberists’ newsletter and in a post on the group’s website titled “A note from Colin and Jenny.”

Singer/songwriter Colin Meloy wrote that Conlee was diagnosed with cancer about a month ago. Thankfully the cancer was caught early on and the “prognosis is very, very good for a fully recovery.”

Meloy said that with Conlee’s blessing, the band has decided to continue on with the upcoming spring and summer tour dates. The accordion/keyboard player will sit out a number of shows to allow time for intensive treatment and recovery.

“Jenny will very likely miss all nine of our concerts in May and June,” he wrote. “We’re all hoping that her recovery will be such that she’ll be able to get back on board as soon as possible.”

The band’s announcement concluded with a statement from Conlee:

“I am very sorry to say that I will be missing a few shows coming up as I go through treatment for breast cancer. It has been great to be on tour these past few weeks. The band and crew are like family to me and have been incredibly supportive and understanding. To be making music with everyone and seeing the fans has helped me to feel more positive and keep my mind off of my diagnosis. But, alas, as the tour winds down, it is time for me to get back to reality. I will try to get into surgery as soon as I can after we return from this leg of the tour so I can begin my recovery. There are still a few unknowns out there concerning my cancer, but I am thinking positive and hope to be back on the road soon. Thanks for all of your support! See you soon!”

The Decemberists are touring in support of the band’s sixth studio album, The King Is Dead. The No. 1 album was released in January on Capitol.

U.S. dates are on the books from May 29 through the band’s Aug. 13 appearance at Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival in San Francisco.

Click here for The Decemberists’ website.


Comments

  1. DeltaSigChi4 wrote:

    02:05 PM, Jul 02, 2011

    Hopefully she has a FULL recovery. She is most missed.

    E



Artists Mentioned in this article