Ray LaMontagne was scheduled to be the headliner at the first of this year’s free Auditorium Shores shows during South by Southwest. The fest just announced that LaMontagne was dropping out because of illness.

From the fest:

It is regrettable for us to report that Ray LaMontagne has to cancel his performance on the SXSW Outdoor Stage due to illness. He was scheduled to perform tomorrow, Thursday, March 17, at the SXSW Outdoor Stage at Lady Bird Lake.

While we are disappointed by this turn of events, we are beyond excited to announce that alternative rock band Deftones will be performing in place of Ray LaMontagne tomorrow night at 8:00PM. The band is stopping in Austin while on tour in support of their upcoming eighth studio album Gore, which is set to be released on April 8.

In addition to Deftones, the full lineup still includes Thao and The Get Down Stay Down, Brian Fallon, Parker Millsap, and Carson McHone. Visit the SXSW Outdoor Stage webpage for more information.

This showcase is free and open to the public with a Guest Pass; sign up online and add it to your SXSW GO app.

The SXSW Outdoor Stage at Lady Bird Lake will also be open to Music and Platinum badge-holders, as well as Showcasing Artist wristband-holders, who will have access to our Registrant Hospitality Area at the Lady Bird Lake Stage.