A dental injury has canceled Dolores O’Riordan’s planned show at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC tonight.
A member of the crew told Zombieguide that Dolores broke her front tooth on a Japanese rice cracker at dinner. She did not show up for the 5:00 PM soundcheck as planned, and evidently never left her tour bus. Concert goers saw crew returning Dolores’s clothes and personal effects to the tour bus after 7:30.
Staff members for the 9:30 Club announced the cancellation around 8:00 (first announced as a postponement, later changed to a cancellation).
A person close to Dolores reported that she was in quite a lot of pain, but “were lining up dentists as we speak.”
It is currently unknown if Dolores will perform tomorrow night’s scheduled Philadelphia show. Crew members were preparing for the trip to Philadelphia, but did not know if it would occur as scheduled.
Fans who bought tickets will receive full refunds from their place of purchase through July 27th according to verbal announcements at the show and a post on the 9:30 Club website. Major online ticket vendors such as Ticketmaster should refund automatically.
We wish the best for Dolores and hope she gets fixed up soon!