Posted in hiphop | music | tour dates on October 9, 2009

Speech Debelle

According to her agent, "Speech Debelle is canceling all of her US appearances for October. Visa laws have just recently changed and delayed a few of our artists from getting their visas this Fall." One of the other artists they're referring to is First Aid Kit.

This feels especially bad because Speech was scheduled to go on at noon (first on the bill) at the sort-of-still-unannounced BrooklynVegan day party happening during CMJ at Pianos on Thursday, October 22nd. Oh well.

Speech, who just won the Mercury Prize, was also scheduled to play a CMJ show at Glasslands, one at Music Hall of Williamsburg, a day party at Cake Shop, and a show at Santos Party House. After CMJ she was going to be in LA. bummer.

Speech Debelle - Better Days featuring Micachu

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Comments (12)

someone needs to fire the band managers of these bands

Posted by Anonymous | October 9, 2009 12:52 PM

another cancellation...god....what the helll

on a side note....no bv saturday show??? last year's was good!! pls book local natives

Posted by Anonymous | October 9, 2009 12:58 PM

BV Saturday show will be at Pianos. Pretty sure I saw it mentioned on a band's myspace page.

Posted by Anonymous | October 9, 2009 1:05 PM

yes, actually, just to give a preview BV-CMJ looks like this. (full details coming soon)

Tuesday night @ MHOW
Thursday day @ Pianos
Friday day @ Fontanas (BBG)
Friday night @ Fontanas (BBG)
Friday night @ small loft in Williamsburg
Saturday day @ Pianos

stay tuned.

Posted by brooklynvegan | October 9, 2009 1:14 PM

all the artists should just cancel!

Posted by Anonymous | October 9, 2009 1:24 PM


new work US permits laws bout to create a lot of cancellations.

Posted by thanksgiving brown | October 9, 2009 1:26 PM

oooh i want to go to friday nights!

Posted by Anonymous | October 9, 2009 1:39 PM

the US has some of the strictest visa laws. I was looking forward to seeing her play at CMJ.

Posted by Anonymous | October 9, 2009 1:42 PM

i thought obama was supposed to fix all this?

Posted by Anonymous | October 9, 2009 2:25 PM

Ummm - isn't there a failure of rational thinking here. So 'visa laws have changed' but did no-one think to ask her agent what exactly has changed or, more specifically, why Debelle has been refused access?

Surely there is a story there? You don't have one at the moment...

Posted by russwilliams_uk | October 10, 2009 6:37 PM

oooh i want to go to friday nights!

Posted by luis vuitton | October 17, 2009 12:56 PM

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Posted by lv sale | October 18, 2009 9:06 AM

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