The power trio Vivian Girls has recently canceled their remaining shows for their 2019 tour due to medical issues faced by bassist Katy Goodman. Goodman recently posted on Twitter due to complications around her pregnancy, she was unable fly for the fianl dates of the tour.
One day you’re celebrating being pregnant, playing fun shows, excited about the future. The next day you’re a medical emergency trying to avoid bleeding out / dying. This is why I couldn’t fly to Chicago / Denver this past weekend.
— Katy Goodman (@iamkatygoodman) November 5, 2019
UPDATE (11/6): Goodman has clarified via Twitter that the specific reason she couldn’t fly was because she was dealing with the complications of an ectopic pregancy, which occurs when the embryo implants outside the uterus (usually in the fallopian tubes). This is a rare (but not extremely rare) condition and is an extremely dangerous situation for the mother and unfortunately also leaves the embryo unviable. Our thoughts are with Goodman and her family in the wake of this news and as she recovers from the medical care.
Hey! Just wanted to add that I didn’t cancel because I’m pregnant, I cancelled because it’s an ectopic pregnancy, which requires immediate medical care. I actually toured pregnant 3 years ago with no problems at all, but ectopics are incredibly dangerous.
— Katy Goodman (@iamkatygoodman) November 7, 2019
Vivian Girls are a kick-ass woman fronted power trio based out of Brooklyn New York who would lay the foundation for lo-fi surf indie rock when they released their self-titled album in 2008. They quickly became the focal point for indie blogs across the internet and received praise from multiple sources sighting their debut as a pivotal point for indie music. They took a hiatus after releasing two albums, and have recently reunited, put out another album, and have been running a tour in support.
Cassie Ramone (guitarist/vocals) filled in with a solo set in place of the full band.