The Pleasantville Music Festival announced that due to a serious health problem in the group, 10,000 maniacs has been forced to cancel its current summer tour and will not be able to perform at the Festival this year. Fortunately, the Festival was able to quickly add a replacement to the lineup with the booking of alternative rockers from the 90s Crash test dummies. Known for their hit songs “Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm”, “Afternoons & Coffeespoons” and “The Superman Song”, the group has been together since 1988.
10,000 Maniacs released the following statement. “We are heartbroken to report that due to serious health issues in the band, doctors have advised us not to travel or perform in the near future. We are working to reschedule some shows and hope to see our fans on the road. We ask that our privacy be respected at this time and thank everyone involved for their support and understanding.”
“Our thoughts are with the group. We wish them a speedy return to health,” the manager said. Bruce Figler said. “The Festival will continue to adapt as we have all learned to do lately. We are delighted to welcome Crash Test Dummies to the Festival.
With the announcement of the addition of Crash Test Dummies, the Festival lineup is now complete, with 18 acts on 3 stages over 9 hours on Saturday July 9 at boardwalk field in Pleasantville, New York. Doors will open at 11 a.m. and the music will start at noon.
Tickets for the Pleasantville Music Festival are available through Ticketweb and the Festival Box Office located in the Pleasantville Rec Center. More information about the event and links to the performers can be found at pleasantvillemusicfestival.com