This is unimaginably tragic.
The team did release a statement on the matter, though (below):
We are lucky to not only be a fan of but also a friend of Lissie's, and we are honored to reveal that the phenomenally gifted artist whom we've been a fan of for years will be playing our One Night In Austin extravaganza on March 16th!
What can you expect? Check out the awesomeness of Lissie live above!
In addition to Lissie, other artists performing at our SXSW party are A Surprise Superstar Act, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Paloma Faith, Stooshe, Charli XCX, Brooke Candy and many other hot acts we have yet to announce.
The only way to get GUARANTEED entry into our party is to buy tickets! And, even cooler, 100% of ticket sales will be split directly between the two non-profits we work the most closely with, Vh1's Save The Music Foundation and GLSEN, the Gay & Lesbian Straight Education Network. Both cater specifically to helping young people!
Buying tickets is the only way to get guaranteed entry. SXSW festival badges will be honored if capacity allows.