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Though tickets are still on sale as of this posting, many sources are reporting that Kanye West's two shows with Kendrick Lamar at United Center are postponed, much like the Vancouver, Detroit & Minneapolis shows before them. To quote Pitchfork, "his shows in Chicago on November 7 and November 9 have been postponed." But strangely they say "His November 8 show in Columbus is still scheduled to take place." To quote Pat Mordy, "Just called United Center. It's true. No Kanye for me this weekend". Bummer.

Stay tuned for more details.


Hawkwind, whose collabortors include William Shatner, have sadly just announced:

As many of you will now be aware, Dave was taken ill a couple of weeks ago. Doctors have confirmed that his condition is stress related, aggravated by the trademark dispute in the United States which could result in years of litigation.

After enduring a series of tests, Dave has now been advised that it could be dangerous to his health to embark on a grueling 14,000 mile tour at this time.

After much discussion about possible ways forward, the members of the band have reluctantly decided that it is necessary to reschedule the dates to March 2014, rather than putting Dave's health at unnecessary risk. (New dates for each venue will be announced next week)

Whilst we understand that this will come as a big disappointment to those of you who have booked tickets, as it does to ourselves, we are equally sure that you will understand health concerns must take priority.

Hawkwind's tour was supposed to hit Chicago at the Logan Square Auditorium on October 16 with Perhaps Get well soon Dave and stay tuned for the new dates.

Meanwhile, Nik Turner's Space Ritual is heading out as planned.

Tricky @ Osheaga Festival 2013 (more by Toby Tenenbaum)

Due to ongoing visa issues, Tricky has been forced to cancel many of his fall U.S. tour dates. This includes his performance at Metro on October 9, which was originally scheduled to take place on June 17. Refunds will be available at the point of purchase and he hopes to return stateside for a complete 2014 tour. A handful of shows are still on, including one in NYC.


Sal Mineo, the project of Eugene Robinson (Oxbow) and Jamie Stewart (Xiu Xiu), have canceled their few upcoming U.S. tour dates. This includes their previously discussed show at Lincoln Hall on September 7. Hopefully they'll make it to Chicago soon.

A complete stream of the duo's debut self-titled effort is below...

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Danzig @ Bonnaroo 2012 (more by Dana (Distortion) Yavin)

As discussed, Danzig's 25th anniversary tour was slated to roll into Chicago for a show at The Congress Theater on August 16. That show has now been canceled, due to "ongoing renovations" at the venue, and he's been added to Friday (9/13) of the incredibly awesome Riot Fest Chicago. Tickets for the Congress show will be refunded at point of purchase and Riot Fest passes are still available.

All known Danzig dates are listed below...

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D'Angelo at Brooklyn Bowl in March (more by PSquared Photography)

As discussed, D'Angelo was originally slated to visit Chicago for a two-night stand at the House of Blues on August 6 (tonight) & August 7. We unfortunately didn't notice that tonight's performance was canceled some time ago and now his Wednesday night show has also been canceled, along with a few other dates. The string of cancelations is due to a very recent "medical emergency," as reported by The Chicago Tribune. Refunds are available at the point of purchase.

The singer still intends on performing at San Francisco's Outside Lands this weekend. Feel better, D'Angelo!

Azealia Banks @ Governors Ball 2013 (more by Dana (Distortion) Yavin)

Azealia Banks has canceled hear appearances at this weekend's Lollapalooza 2013 as well as Montreal's Oshega Festival due to a throat infection. Banks' Saturday afternoon (8/3) Lollapalooza slot will not be filled by another act, but Wisconsin's PHOX have been added to the lineup (8/3 at noon - The Grove Stage).

You might recall the feud that Banks had with fellow female rapper Angel Haze, who has NOT canceled her appearance at Lollapalooza 2013 (8/4 at 2PM - Perry's Stage).

Check out our Friday and Saturday Lollapalooza 2013 previews, and stay tuned for Sunday.

OMD in at T5 in NYC - 7/17/13 (more by Greg Cristman)

We are sorry to inform you that Malcolm [Holmes] was taken ill during last nights show in Toronto. He's currently being treated for heat exhaustion in hospital but is recovering well. Sadly however we have to cancel the remaining shows of the year (including Rewind festival). Please accept our sincere apologies, we really appreciate your understanding at this very difficult time. We will give you more news on Malcolm as and when.
Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark drummer Malcolm Holmes was hospitalized for heat exhaustion after the band's recent show at Toronto's Danforth Music Hall. Due to this, OMD will be canceling all shows for the remainder of the year. This includes their tour with Diamond Rings, which was scheduled to roll into Chicago this Tuesday (7/23) for a performance at Metro. If you bought tickets, stay tuned to Metro's website for updates on refunds.

We wish Malcolm a speedy recovery. According to their Facebook page, they've been to visit him in the hospital and he's hoping to fly back home early this week.

Motorhead in NJ in 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)

Regretfully, Motörhead announces it has had to cancel its remaining six summer festival appearances. The band hate to let their fans down by missing any shows, but they expect to be back in full force this Fall.

As you may have heard, earlier this Spring Lemmy had some medical maintenance for the long-term good, He was, at that time, advised to rest, but once feeling better, he of course resumed his life as usual. He has since been advised that he should immediately take some more time to rest

Lemmy says: I'd like to thank everyone who wish me well, it was a tough
decision for me as I don't like to disappoint the fans especially in times where
economy is bad and people spent their money to see us. But sometimes you
can't do anything else than following doctor's orders, but be sure we will be
back and kick everybody's ass.

There you have it! You can now stop worrying, redirect those cards, flowers and chocolates to a loved one (who will appreciate them far more), keep calm and carry on! Lemmy and Motörhead certainly are! Thanks and see you in the Fall for their new album in the form of a massive Aftershock...

The above message was posted to Motorhead's website, stating that they've had to cancel the remainder of their European tour after canceling a few other dates in June, due to Lemmy's hematoma.

Motorhead are scheduled to come to Chicago in September for this year's Riot Fest. They haven't made any announcements about dropping off of that festival yet, so hopefully Lemmy recovers by then. Fingers crossed!

Tickets for Riot Fest are still available. All affected Motorhead dates are listed below...

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White Lung at Bowery Ballroom 4/20/2013 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
White Lung

Bummer: White Lung have canceled tonight's (4/25) Empty Bottle appearance. You you'd like a refund you can call TicketWeb at 866.777.8932. The other bands on the bill -- Magic Milk and Polish Gifts -- are still playing and they're currently looking for a third band.

UPDATE: Catchy garage punks Meat Wave have been added to the bill.

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Steve Mason was supposed to play a show at Schubas next week as part of a short North American tour, but we're sad to report that tour has been "postponed until further notice".

UPDATE: Michelle issued a statement.

Michelle Shocked

As mentioned on BrooklynVegan, Billboard reports:

Michelle Shocked has gone silent after a homophobic rant at a San Francisco concert Sunday night that has left her without a U.S. tour. Ten out of eleven of her upcoming concert dates have been canceled by the venues themselves, Billboard has confirmed.

Clubs from Santa Cruz, CA to Evanston, IL have pulled Shocked from their schedules. Meander's Kitchen in Seattle nixed her April 26th show "due to her homophobic performance in San Francisco last night, during which she actually said 'God Hates Fags,'" the club wrote on Facebook. [Billboard]

Michelle is no longer completely silent on the matter, but almost all of her upcoming shows have been cancelled by the promoters including May 5th at SPACE. The Evanston club wrote on Facebook:
Many of you have reached out already following an ugly rant given by Michelle Shocked at her show in San Francisco last night. After speaking with the promoter of that show about the nature of the remarks, it's clear that this is no longer a show we're willing to put our name on. The May 5th performance at SPACE has been cancelled and refunds will be issued at point of purchase.
UPDATE: Michelle issued a statement.

The full list of cancelled dates is below...

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Morrissey @ Radio City Music Hall, October 2012 (more by Chris La Putt)

Morrissey can't seem to play a Chicago show without postponing at least once. In all seriousness though, the guy has been battling illness over the past few months, including a bleeding ulcer, Barrett's Esophagus, and double pneumonia. As you may recall, Moz was slated to finally play The Chicago Theatre on March 23. That show, and all other North American tour dates, have now been canceled. Official fan site True to You report that these dates will NOT be rescheduled.

Morrissey's full statement on the tour cancelation is below...

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"Devastated to be missing tonight's show @LincolnHall" - Trust

Trust @ NYC's Terminal 5 in December (more by Amanda Hatfield)

Toronto's Trust were scheduled to headline Lincoln Hall tonight (Tuesday, February 26), but are unfortunately having some visa issues. Tonight's Lincoln Hall show has been canceled, and ticket buyers will be contacted. They also canceled their show in Detroit last night and won't be appearing in Minneapolis on Wednesday night either.

Best of luck resuming your tour, guys!

Trust's current 2013 tour schedule is below...

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Ultraísta @ LA's the Echoplex, October 2012 (more by Debi Del Grande)

As discussed, Ultraísta are currently on tour throughout North America in support of their debut self-titled LP. They've unfortunately had to cancel a couple of shows due to a family emergency, and their performance at Lincoln Hall on January 25 is one of those. All ticket buyers will be contacted by the venue. The group's updated tour schedule can be found at the bottom of this post.

Ultraísta also have a new video for the LP standout "Wash It Over." Check out the clip below, along with their amended tour schedule...

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The Soft Moon @ 285 Kent in 2011 (BKLYN) (more by Erez Avissar)

Due to Hurricane Sandy, San Francisco's The Soft Moon never made it to New York to begin their East Coast // Midwest tour. They've now been forced to cancel that tour, which included a Chicago show at Schubas on November 3. Refunds are available at the point-of-purchase. The group are trying to reschedule that tour for January; stay tuned for more information.

In the midst of this all, Luis Vasquez and co. welcomed their new album, Zeros, this week via Captured Tracks. Take a listen to the album in its entirety and check out an updated list of tour dates below...

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M. Ward @ The Vic (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
M Ward

First Morrissey, and now M. Ward, who says:

Due to illness M. Ward has been forced to cancel his upcoming appearance at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame series, Roll Over Beethoven: The Life and Music of Chuck Berry on October 27th at Playhouse Square's State Theater in Cleveland.

He has also canceled his upcoming October 25th show at Park West in Chicago. Refunds available at point of purchase. Last Sunday's postponed Los Angeles performance at the Orpheum Theatre is now rescheduled for February 7, 2013. Tickets for the October 21st date will be honored for February 7th.

Unable to fly last week due to doctor's orders, Ward is on his way to a full recovery and is deeply disappointed that he won't be able to complete these scheduled performances in Chicago and Cleveland.

In a statement released on Monday he said, "Out of millions of lead guitar players in the world, Chuck Berry stands alone as a true inventor of the artform. Everyone who plays guitar is indebted to his creations whether or not they realize it. "Roll Over Beethoven" is a perfect song - one that we recorded a few years ago, released this year and continue to play every chance we get. I am honored to have been given an opportunity to share a stage with Mr. Berry but, unfortunately, a stupid virus has kept me home in bed. I'll be there in spirit."
Feel better M!

Hum @ A.V. Fest 2011 (more by Matt Ziegler)

As mentioned, Sleigh Bells were one of the many acts slated to perform at the 2012 Pygmalion Music Festival in Champaign-Urbana, IL next weekend. Due to "a recently sustained injury," SB have been forced to cancel their appearance at the fest. Taking their place as the opening night headliners at the Canopy Club, are Champaign-based alternative rockers Hum. Hum's most recent reunion was right around this time last year, when the group performed at the A.V. Fest and Fun Fun Fun in Austin, TX. Tickets for Hum are on sale now, and festival passes are also still available.

Sleigh Bells are also scheduled to play Metro on September 28, which is the first date of their tour with Araabmuzik. There's no word on whether the injury will affect that tour.

UPDATE: The "recently sustained injury" is a fractured radial bone in guitarist Derek Miller's right arm, due to a fall at a Florida skatepark. The Metro show has been moved to November 4, and the entire tour has been rerouted.

An updated list of Sleigh Bells dates and a couple of Hum videos are below...

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Cloud Nothings @ Pitchfork Festival 2012 (more by James Richards IV)

Cloud Nothings are currently on tour, and were scheduled to visit Chicago for a two-night stand at Lincoln Hall next week -- on September 18 & 19. Their September 19 performance at the venue has now been canceled "due to unavoidable scheduling conflicts." All tickets will be honored on 9/18, and refunds are also available.

As seen on BrooklynVegan, C.N. side project Chomp will be acting as main support for the band on a few of their upcoming shows. Chomp will be releasing their debut LP, Buddah Jabba Momma, next week via Exit Stencil. You can stream the album tracks "Throw Out Your Wish List" and "Done Waiting" at the bottom of this post.

All Cloud Nothings / Chomp tour dates, and a couple of Chomp song streams are below.

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Amon Tobin @ Rock Werchter 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)

Amon Tobin was scheduled to hit Chicago for a two-night stand at the Congress Theater on Friday (9/7) and Saturday (9/8). The Friday night show-- which featured an opening set from tourmate Holy Other, and would have been his Chicago debut-- has been canceled. Tobin WILL be performing at the Congress on Saturday night (tickets).

Holy Other dropped his fantastic debut LP, Held, last week via Tri Angle Records. If you haven't heard it yet, the album is streaming on Spotify.

An updated list of Amon Tobin / Holy Other dates is below...

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Due to illness in the family of a band member, Seattle's Samothrace have canceled their appearances on Pallbearer's upcoming tour with Royal Thunder. That tour includes a Chicago show at Beat Kitchen on September 14, which tickets are still available for.

Our best wishes go out to Samothrace and their loved ones.

A stream of Samothrace's Reverence to Stone is below...

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I Break Horses @ Terminal 5 in May (NYC) (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)

Sweden's I Break Horses have canceled their upcoming fall North American tour. That includes their Chicago show at Schubas on September 17, which was supposed to serve as a make-up date for their canceled May 29 performance at Lincoln Hall. All ticket buyers will be (or have already been) contacted directly by Schubas regarding refunds.

The following message appeared on the band's Facebook:

Hi everyone, so very very sad to say that we have had to reschedule the forthcoming US dates until 2013. This is completely out of the bands control.
We WILL be back in 2013 and we're already looking forward to playing for all you lovely people then. For any refunds or queries on tickets please speak to the venues and they will sort you out. Lots of love, Maria x
Bummer. We sure do hope everything is alright and that they can come back soon.

All affected dates are listed below...

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UPDATE: Lollapalooza reopens gates at 6pm

evacuation from above (photo by knnyfrsh)

1000s evacuating Lollapalooza (via BVChicago Instagram)

Thousands are flooding out the gates of Grant Park as we speak. C3 Says:

Due to an approaching storm and warnings from the National Weather Service (NWS), Lollapalooza organizers have suspended the festival until further notice. Festival-goers are being evacuated from Grant Park and are being directed by staff and the Chicago Police Department to pre-established underground evacuation and shelter sites along Michigan Avenue.

The three emergency evacuation shelters are the Grant Park North, Grant Park South and East Monroe Street Garages. All can be entered through vehicle entrances on Michigan Avenue.

Lollapalooza officials are continuing to coordinate with the Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) to monitor weather conditions and determine when the park is safe for festival-goers to return.

"Our first priority is always the safety of our fans, staff and artists," said Shelby Meade, communications director for C3 Presents, the promoter behind Lollapalooza. "We regret having to suspend any show, but safety always comes first."

Meanwhile, C3 are "working w/ our team & city officials to survey the park after the storm to determine if it is safe for festival goers to return today." Stay tuned.

UPDATE: At 5:43, Greg Kot says "Possible reopen at 6 ish is latest word but still raining. A remote entrance gate open, apparently was never closed #lolla"

UPDATE: Lollapalooza reopens gates at 6pm

Check out our photos from day one.

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Passion Pit at Governors Ball in June (more by Amanda Hatfield
Passion Pit

The following was posted to Passion Pit's website:

Thanks to everyone for all of their love and support throughout these past couple weeks. While we're excited to see you over the next two weekends at Lollapalooza, Osheaga and Outside Lands, we're sorry to let you know that we need to postpone our upcoming weekday shows in Colorado and Salt Lake City in order for Michael to continue to improve his mental health and complete a procedure that week.

We know that this is disappointing to fans who were planning on coming to these shows, and we want you to know we're doing everything we can to try and make it up to you. In fact, we are happy to announce three rescheduled dates from last week in Charlotte/Nashville/Knoxville-- the shows will take place in September as part of our fall tour. And we'll keep you posted on Colorado/Salt Lake City as soon as we can. Please visit the TOUR PAGE for a list of all current tour dates.

We appreciate everyone's support and patience. We'll see you soon.

As mentioned in the note, Passion Pit's appearance at Lollapalooza (8/3) and their aftershow at House of Blues (8/2) are luckily unaffected, as they fall right in between the newly cancelled dates and the July shows that were cancelled earlier this month. Feel better soon, Michael.

They also DJ two shows in Chicago that weekend, including Logan Square Auditorium (8/2) and Spy Bar (8/4).

A list of all remaining dates and the stream of their new album, Gossamer, are below...

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Bummer. DO head to the Bottle to catch Hooded Fang and Goose Hut though. Check out a few videos of each at the bottom of this post.

In other Empty Bottle cancelation news, The Detroit Cobras will NOT be making it to the venue on Friday night (6/29). They've been replaced by Useless Eaters and there's still time to RSVP for free entry.

Hooded Fang and Goose Hut videos below...

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