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No singing for this guy.

If you were at last night’s Vampire Weekend show and you’re wondering what the hey caused the band to bail on 4,000 fans at the last minute, Line Out ‘s pulled an explanation from the indie band’s Facebook page.

Apparently lead singer Ezra Koenig was suffering from "inflamed vocal cords" and was ordered by his doctor not to perform for 48 hours. The mandate came after the quartet had already recorded a session with radio station 107.7 earlier in the day.

UPDATE 9/1/10. Vampire Weekend has rescheduled for September 22 and 23 at the Paramount Theatre. Ticket holders can swap their Marymoor tickets for their choice of date at no additional cost, though there are some conditions, according to a press release from Seattle Theatre Group. If you bought your ticket:

…Online or over the phone, call 800-745-3000 to exchange.
…At a Ticketmaster outlet, you have to go back there to exchange.
…At Marymoor Park’s box office, you have to exchange at the Paramount box office before Sept. 19.
…The night of the show, in cash, at the gate, you have to exchange at the Paramount box office.

To get a refund, send your tickets (with your name and return address marked clearly) to:

Ticketmaster
c/o emm0829 refund
216 1st Ave S, Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98104

And finally, to BUY tickets, go to stgpresents.org.