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Ritzy Bryan of The Joy Formidable smiles to the audience at Stir Cove in Council Bluffs. The concert was eventually postponed.(KEVIN COFFEY/THE WORLD-HERALD)


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Stir Cove show canceled by storms
By Kevin Coffey
WORLD-HERALD STAFF WRITER


COUNCIL BLUFFS - Fans of Silversun Pickups and The Joy Formidable only saw about 30 minutes of music Friday before being rained out.

The concert was eventually postponed, and Stir Cove said it hoped to reschedule the concert.

Concertgoers were encouraged to hold onto their tickets in case the concert is rescheduled. The venue will make an announcement at a later date.

Welsh rock band The Joy Formidable took the stage for a short set that included songs such as "The Ladder is Ours" and other tunes full of big, fuzzy guitars, thick bass lines and driving drum beats.

"It's our first time in Iowa and Nebraska is right across the river," said frontwoman Ritzy Bryan. "It's lovely to be here."

After six songs, storm clouds, lightning and rain rolled in and sent the hundreds gathered out of the outdoor venue.

"OK, I think we're gonna have to leave it there," Bryan said. "It's the weather. It's right over there. Hope we can come out on a moment."

They never did.

Hundreds of people lined the halls of Harrah's Casino to await word on whether they would see both rock bands. It was eventually postponed, and Silversun Pickups never played a note.

The California-based band apologized via several tweets.

"Rain rain go away," tweeted singer/guitarist Brian Aubert. "Mother Nature has told the show to end. Sorry Council Bluffs/Omaha. We're gutted… We'll be back. Again, very said. But safety first."

Drummer Christopher Guanlao continued: "Sorry Council Bluffs… We really wanted to play, but Thor had other ideas. We'll be back again."

Contact the writer: Kevin Coffey

kevin.coffey@owh.com    |   402-444-1557    |  

Kevin covers music, whether it's pop, indie or punk, through artist interviews, reviews and trend stories. He also occasionally covers other entertainment, including video games and comic books.

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