Posted in music | tour dates on July 22, 2010

The Specials @ Terminal 5 in April (more by Chris La Putt)
The Specials

"The Specials will not be appearing at a free show on Sunday, August 22 at Central Park Summerstage due to visa issues. The legendary ska pioneers will, however, play their scheduled Toronto date on Friday, August 27 at Sound Academy and plan to return to the US in early 2011 for additional dates."

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Comments (41)

FUCK!!!!!!!!!!! End of summer is ruined.

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2010 2:45 PM

How did they get to the USA earlier this year? Seems like there is other bullshit happening and a convienent excuse is to say there were visa issues.

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2010 2:47 PM

anything else happening August 22?

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2010 2:51 PM

they probably realized it was free.

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2010 2:53 PM

NO

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2010 2:53 PM

Visas are usually temporary....

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2010 2:56 PM

That is a bummer but if Black Joe Lewis & the Honey Bears are still playing it is still worth going.

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2010 2:57 PM

worst news ever

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2010 3:04 PM

GODDAMN IT!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2010 3:15 PM

this is terrible, I was really looking forward to this!

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2010 3:15 PM

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2010 3:15 PM

FUCKING BUMMER this is why i didn't make an effort to see them at terminal five

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2010 3:18 PM

"...this is why i didn't make an effort to see them at terminal five"

nobody's fault but your own

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2010 3:21 PM

someone at Summerstage probably wised up that this was going to be the biggest overcrowded disaster of the summer.

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2010 3:37 PM

seriously, poor excuse not to see them at T5...

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2010 3:37 PM

kinda had the feeling this would happen.

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2010 3:38 PM

MOTHERFUCKER

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2010 3:40 PM

"nobody's fault but your own"

I am someone else who did the same the thing and I know several people who sold their Terminal 5 tickets after hearing about the Summerstage show. The only way I would see a show at that shithole is if it seems like it might be my last chance for seeing a favorite of mine. Since they will hopefully come back in 2011, I still would not see them at T5. If they play there again next year, this time I might travel and see them elsewhere. If you don't mind seeing shows at T5, then good for you. Ignorance is bliss.

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2010 3:40 PM

Any time could be the last chance to see any band.

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2010 3:42 PM

I really hope they come back. I was so so excited for this.

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2010 3:44 PM

i blame obama

Posted by nazz nomad | July 22, 2010 3:45 PM

Yea... Summerstage is gonna be a real "ghost town" that day now.

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2010 3:54 PM

yea definitely obamas fault

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2010 4:04 PM

prolly would've been "too hot" anyway.

....get it?

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2010 4:09 PM

I don't buy it. Visa issues are usually last minute type hassles. This show was exactly a month away and had been planned for a long time. There is more than enough time to work out whatever "visa issues' were happening.

This was scrapped for another reason entirely.

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2010 4:10 PM

I agree. complete BULLS**T!

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2010 4:11 PM

now black joe can headline!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2010 4:39 PM

The Specials have always been overrated and without Jerry Dammers it is even more pointless.

Posted by LKJ | July 22, 2010 4:41 PM

SuMehstage.

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2010 5:01 PM

fuuuuuuuck. i want my money back. black joe and the honey bears would rip that joint up.

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2010 5:11 PM

Maybe Fun Boy Three can play

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2010 6:28 PM

ugh. i saw that headline and felt like i got a punch to the gut. was looking forward to this for months and planned my vacation around this. :/

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2010 7:16 PM

@3:54

good one.

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2010 9:04 PM

What about Atlantic city in Sept ??? Is that gig still on ???

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2010 10:19 PM

Well AC is in the states too so I guess I'll answer my own ? And say no.very disappointing.
My advice would be to catch the english beat and bad manners in August.........

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2010 10:30 PM

reel big bummer

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2010 4:16 AM

DAMN!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2010 8:08 AM

2:57 - thanks for that. i needed a good laugh this morning.

and 4:09 - when you have to write "get it?" after a lame, obvious "joke," we DON't get it (nor want it).

and finally 4:41 - you are a skid mark in neville staple's underpants. seriously. and jerry dammers is an idiot.

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2010 8:10 AM

AAAAHHHHHH...The English Beat are playing the night before at Webster Hall...thank god for that.

Posted by David | August 1, 2010 3:11 PM

What the fuck is "BULLS**T!"??? WHY DO PEOPLE SELF IMPOSE CENSORSHIP ON THEIR OWN WRITING? WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON (or not) IN THIS SOCIETY??

Posted by Winston | August 3, 2010 9:39 PM

Is black joe lewis still playing or is the entire show cancelled?

Posted by ti | August 20, 2010 12:05 PM

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