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03/15/2011 02:28 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

TV On The Radio's Gerard Smith Diagnosed With Lung Cancer

TV on the Radio announced today on their website that bassist Gerard Smith has been diagnosed with lung cancer. The news comes on the heels of the completion of the band's fifth studio album Nine Types Of Light.

The band writes,

"he has been undergoing treatment and will be unable to participate in the upcoming tour. Gerard is fortunate enough to have health insurance and is receiving excellent medical care. Already we have seen dramatic results. Combine that with Gerard's legendarily willful disposition and it might just be cancer that has the problem. We appreciate your concern and support for Gerard and his family."

The tour will continue as planned, beginning in Austin for SXSW. They have already released two songs in anticipation of the album, "Will Do" and "Caffeinated Consciousness." Take a listen and check out the tour dates below.

TV on the Radio:

03-17-19 Austin, TX - SXSW
04-08 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
04-09 Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theatre
04-10 Baltimore, MD - Ram's Head Live
04-13 New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall
04-15 Providence, RI - Brown University
04-16 Boston, MA - House of Blues
04-17 Montreal, Quebec - Metropolis
04-18 Toronto, Ontario - Sound Academy
04-20 Detroit, MI - St. Andrew's Hall
04-22 Chicago, IL - Metro
04-23-24 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
04-26 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
05-02 San Diego, CA - 4th and B
06-22 Zagreb, Croatia - T-Mobile Inmusic Festival
06-23 Munich, Germany - Muffathalle
06-24 Berlin, Germany - Astra
06-30 Werchter, Belgium - Rock Werchter
07-01 St. Gallen, Switzerland - St. Gallen Festival
07-03 London, England - Wireless Festival
07-04 Amsterdam, Holland - Paradiso
07-05 Cologne, Germany - Live Music Hall
07-08 Bilbao, Spain - BBK Live Festival
07-09 Lisbon, Portugal - Alive Festival
07-17 Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival

TV On The Radio - "Will Do" by Interscope Records