Posted in hiphop | music | tour dates on October 4, 2011

Mos Def at House of Blues Chicago w/ Black Star on 9/23 (more by Zach Pollack)
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Back on 9/28, just five days after Black Star played two shows in Chicago, Talib Kweli tweeted that "Due to irreconcilable differences with Live Nation, Black Star will not be performing in Atlanta tonight." He then said the show WAS happening, and then again that it wasn't. On 9/30 he said, "Regarding Black Star cancellations, I am just as frustrated as I can imagine many are. If it was my decision it would not go down like this. It is not my decision however, and its frustrating especially since I'm the one who gets to break the bad news and deal with the responses. Either way, some dates are cancelled, some arent and we are trying to book shows on our own to replace the cancelled ones." Then yesterday was his birthday. Then he pointed out that "we debuting new Black Star/Madlib on Colbert Report Oct 5th." October 5th is also the day they were scheduled to play Irving Plaza in NYC, which, as you can see from Ticketmaster, is also cancelled. According to a statement someone issued, "Due to unforeseen circumstances, the remainder of the Black Star tour has been cancelled." Bummer.

Both Talib Kweli and Mos Def, though not as Black Star, are still scheduled to play the Restoration Rocks event on October 8th though.

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Comments (13)

good, I'm sure live nation was trying to fleece them - promoter scum

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2011 4:52 PM

Most anonymous commenters here are going to blame Jay Belin even though he didn't book the show.

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2011 5:11 PM

i heard it was because belin took out his lip ring. that did not sit well with black star.

without the ring, jay is only moderately def.

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2011 5:42 PM

I love how there are huge Live Nation ads to the right and on top of this article.

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2011 6:23 PM

BV never has any ads on my computer. I feel left out. BV, I demand to see your ads!

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2011 6:31 PM

Yasiin's a bitch! Jus playin, you know we luv ya Mos!

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2011 6:51 PM

if jay-z and madonna are happy with live nation why isn't Talib Kweli and Mos Def

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2011 7:38 PM

Cause Madonna and Jay-Z are rich and don't give a fuck.

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2011 7:50 PM

Moishe Dipshit did 9/11.

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2011 9:43 PM

Fuck promoters!
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Posted by Chris Spata | October 5, 2011 7:09 PM

BV never has any ads on my computer. I feel left out. BV, I demand to see your ads!

Posted by Anonymous | November 26, 2011 11:33 AM

BV never has any ads on my computer. I feel left out. BV, I demand to see your ads!

Posted by Anonymous | November 26, 2011 11:34 AM

Back on 9/28, just five days after Black Star played two shows in Chicago, Talib Kweli tweeted that "Due to irreconcilable differences with Live Nation, Black Star will not be performing in Atlanta tonight." He then said the show WAS happening, and then again that it wasn't. On 9/30 he said, "Regarding Black Star cancellations, I am just as frustrated as I can imagine many are. If it was my decision it would not go down like this. It is not my decision however, and its frustrating especially since I'm the one who gets to break the bad news and deal with the responses.

Posted by l],ki | January 18, 2012 1:33 PM

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