After canceling the remainder of their summer dates, Death From Above 1979 has been removed from Alternative Buffalo's upcoming Kerfuffle lineup at Canalside (44 Prime St.).
The Toronto dance-punk pair, which has been touring with Kerfuffle headliner AWOLNATION over the past month, had to scrap the remaining 16 dates after its tour partner pulled out to join Prophets of Rage, a recently formed super-group featuring members of Rage Against the Machine, Public Enemy and Cypress Hill, on a newly announced set of dates.
"As boring and/or square as it is to say, the reality is that the costs of touring are simply too high for us to endeavor on such a short run. We were excited to come play your towns and spend the summer getting weird with you," said the band on its Facebook page.
Alt-Buffalo DJ Nik Rivers teased that the duo may be returning to Buffalo later this fall so DFA 1979 fans may not have to wait to long on a rain check performance from the Canadian act.
Filling the vacant spot will be Danish alt-rock trio New Politics. The radio station shared the news late yesterday afternoon, and based on the #Altfamily's twitter reaction, the addition is much welcomed.
The high energy three-piece is no stranger to the Kerfuffle stage, having played the annual music festival just last year. The group will join a bill that includes the aforementioned AWOLNATION, Bloc Party, Madisen Ward and The Mama Bear, The Moth & The Flame and The Strumbellas.
[Read: McGuire's Kerfuffle Lineup Announcement]
Kerfuffle is set to kick off at 1 p.m. Jul 23. $35 general admission tickets still remain for sale through the radio station via alternativebuffalo.com.