Entries tagged with: cancellations
Cat Stevens aka Yusuf recently announced a tour that was supposed to hit NYC on December 7 at Beacon Theatre but his NYC show has now been cancelled because the state of NY wouldn't allow him to sell paperless tickets. Here's what he said:
Unfortunately I will not be performing in NYC this time around but I am looking forward to playing for fans in Philadelphia on December 4 and hope to return to NYC at a future date. My fans will understand and I thank them for informing me about the extortionate tickets prices already being listed on some websites. I have been a longtime supporter of paperless tickets to my shows worldwide and avoiding scalpers. Unfortunately NY has a state law that requires all tickets sold for shows in NYC to be paper, enabling them to be bought and sold at inflated prices. I'm sorry about not being able to now play in NYC but hope to find an opportunity that aligns with my support of this issue in the near future, God willing. Looks like the Peace Train is going to arrive at New York a little bit later than expected.The Boston date that would've happened on December 4 now happens on December 7, and he'll now play Philly on 12/4 instead. Updated dates are listed below.
Broken Social Scene's Kevin Drew was set to begin a US tour in Portland tonight (9/23). That tour was supposed to visit Brooklyn on 9/26 for a show with Eleanor Friedberger, but we just realized that all of these dates have been cancelled with the following message from Kevin:
I am sorry to have to cancel these shows....This is the 2nd time this year Kevin had problems getting to the USA. The list of cancelled dates is below...
There is nothing i like more than playing for people and feeling connected with the ceiling of peoples party smiles....
but sometimes the state of before can shut down the anticipation of after.
What I mean is....
life has happened and i cannot make these dates work anymore.
Please, for all those who are disappointed....
buy a strobe light and blare DARLINGS in your bedroom.
love and love
Weatherbox at Saint Vitus in July (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Earlier this year, Weatherbox had to drop off their tour with Dikembe (after hitting NYC) due to frontman/main member Brian Warren's mental health issues. It seemed like things were looking better when Weatherbox announced a tour with Finch and Maps & Atlases, which is set to kick off later this month, but now they've unfortunately had to drop off this one too. The band writes on Facebook:
Friends,Bummer to hear. Get well soon Brian!
It's with a heavy heart that we must announce that we're pulling off the Finch/Maps & Atlases tour. For us it's a double-edged sword because the only way we could have possibly been kept from this tour is health and unfortunately that's still the issue we face. Brian has been in and out of facilities since we returned in early August and unfortunately the symptoms he encountered back on tour continue to plague him.
We'd like to extend a huge apology to Finch, Maps & Atlases, all the fans and promoters, and anyone else affected by our cancellation. We believe more that anyone that the show must go on, but we simply cannot tour until Brian can be stabilized.
We'd like to thank Triple Crown Records for their continued support and we're vowing now that the 'Box will be back in action in 2015!
The tour is still happening without them and hitting NYC on October 18 at Gramercy Theatre. Tickets for that show are still available.
In related news, earlier this week we posted a new song by Future Crooks, a band featuring Brian Warren on guitar.
a rainy Electric Zoo emptying out (via @daninthemoon)
NYC EDM festival Electric Zoo began on Friday (8/29) on Randall's Island, but as you can see in the tweet above, the remainder of the festival has been cancelled due to weather. The people at E Zoo continue, "We apologize to fans, but your safety is our main concern" and "please follow all NYPD and #EZoo security instructions. Thank you!"
After cancelling a bunch of dates, including Jones Beach, Kings of Leon have cancelled even more including tonight's show in NJ at PNC Bank Arts Center. They still do plan to play Made In America in Philly over the weekend though. Read their latest message in full, below...
The announcement says:
Jeff Beck and ZZ Top Regrettably announce the suspension of the remaining scheduled double-bill tour dates due to an injury sustained by ZZ Top bassist, Dusty Hill.CANCELLED DATES, which include Jones Beach, ARE LISTED BELOW....
Beginning with tonight's show in Clarkston, MI and continuing through to the last show in Thackerville, OK, all dates are now suspended and fans can obtain refunds through point of purchase.
However, Jeff and his band - Jimmy Hall on Vocals, Rhonda Smith on bass, Jonathan Joseph on drums and Nicolas Meier on guitar will move forward with the following three previously scheduled dates, Tyler Bryant will open:
August 29 Seneca Allegany Casino Salamanca, NY
August 30 The Concert Venue @ Harrah's Atlantic City, NJ
August 31 MGM Grand Theater @ Foxwoods Mashantucket, CT
In addition, dates scheduled for West Palm Beach, Tampa, St. Augustine, Atlanta, Thackerville and Houston will potentially be rescheduled. Patrons should hold onto their ticket stubs for a possible future announcement.
"While we are very disappointed to not continue this tour with ZZ Top, our thoughts and best wishes are for Dusty to have a speedy recovery," stated Beck.
by Bill Pearis
San Francisco's Part Time were all set to start their tour with Gap Dream when Gap Dream pulled out, citing "personal reasons." Which is a bummer. However, Part Time will carry on with the tour, drafting Oxnard, CA's charmingly shambolic Sea Lions to fill in the Gap. While I was personally looking forward to Gap Dream, this seems like a pretty good trade-off, especially for those on the indiepop side of the spectrum. NYC dates are September 4 at Glasslands with Wax Witches (tickets), and September 5 at Cake Shop.
Updated tour dates are listed, along with an Rdio stream of Sea Lions' 2011 album on Slumberland and Part Time's new single "My Jamey," below...
Twin Shadow have postponed many dates on their upcoming tour, including the NYC show that would have happened at Terminal 5 on October 28. The show will be rescheduled to a later date TBA. All tickets will be honored at the new date, and refunds will be available at point of purhcase. Here's the statement Twin Shadow, posted to his Facebook,on his (somewhat vague) reasons for the cancellations:
To all of our awesome fans, I am very sorry to announce that we will be postponing this Fall's North American ECLIPSE TOUR. There are a lot of really great things going on behind the scenes of Twin Shadow that I want to tell you badly about, but we need to take some time to make sure everything settles perfectly. While the band is more than excited to getAll dates that are NOT cancelled are listed below...
out on the road and see you, there have been several moving parts that have lead us to re-evaluate the time that we have to launch our North American ECLIPSE TOUR. As our ambitions with the live show and the music grow, we want to make sure we get it right.
Kings of Leon at ACL Fest 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Bad news from Kings of Leon...
Due to an injury that Nathan Followill sustained over the weekend in a tour bus accident, Kings of Leon will unfortunately have to cancel all shows over the next two weeks. Nathan is on strict doctor's orders to rest before the band can pick back up on the Mechanical Bull Tour.The affected dates include this Wednesday's (8/13) Jones Beach show (the second time they've cancelled a Jones Beach show) and most other August stops, though as mentioned above, they'll be back for their NYC-area show at NJ's PNC Bank Arts Center (for now anyway). Their Fallon performance, scheduled to air tonight, is still on though. Questlove will be filling in on drums. Refunds for the cancelled shows will be available at point of purchase.
Dr. Faiz Bhora, Chief of Thoracic Surgery at Mount Sinai Roosevelt says, "The process is now to rest in order for healing to take place. To avoid complications and to make a full recovery, a break from performing to August 28th is necessary."
The band will return to the road on August 28th to take the stage at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ.
by Bill Pearis
As you may recall, Twin Sister are now known as Mr. Twin Sister and will release their new album on September 23 via Infinite Best. That might be a picture of the album art above, or one version of it at least. The group have just released a second song off the record and "Blush" is a lush, waltz-time R&B slowjam with a string section right out of a vintage Sade track. Stream it below.
Mr Twin Sister just played with The Antlers at Webster Hall here in NYC (anybody catch them?) and were to have done three nights at Baby's All Right the first week of September. Those shows are now not happening but they will now be playing two shows Baby's All Right on October 3&4. Tickets for the 10/3 and 10/4 shows are on sale now.
R. Kelly at Pitchfork 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
We recently mentioned that Saintseneca (and other local artists) dropped off Columbus, OH's Fashion Meets Music Festival due to R. Kelly being booked as a headliner. The festival continued to receive backlash, including local radio station WCBE recently withdrawing as a sponsor. Turns out the backlash actually achieved something though. The festival posted the following:
FMMF and R. Kelly have decided to part ways. We appreciate the ongoing support of our Festival partners and look forward to kicking things off next month.USA Today points out that R. Kelly's publicist issued the following statement: "R. Kelly is sorry to disappoint his fans but looks forward to seeing them in the near future during one of his upcoming tours."
This followed a June 25 Columbus Alive article where festival co-founder Bret Adams was quoted saying, "He's a nationally known name. He was not convicted of anything. He was acquitted," followed by, "We're running a festival to help brand the city of Columbus. We're not the morality police."
by Ian Chainey
King of the unibrow, Wally Moon. Your move, Anthony Davis
MLB's All-Star Game -- henceforth known as the Derek Jeter Invitational -- is in the rearview mirror and divisional battles are heating up. So, even if you're in Anthony Rendon's camp and can't stomach America's pastime, know that it's an exciting time for fans. Some fans. Jack White isn't exactly thrilled to be catching the Cubs. But, hey, suffering through a (mercifully demoted) Mike Olt plate appearance will do that to a human. At least Eddie Vedder looked chipper. Hopefully he'll be in good spirits again when he sings "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" at tonight's (7/24) Cubs-Padres game.
Of course, those two aren't the only ones with a baseball jones. The supergroup The Baseball Project, featuring members of The Dream Syndicate and R.E.M., are in the middle of their tour which hit New Windsor, NY's Storm King and Hudson, NY's Club Helsinki earlier this week. The tour (check out all dates listed below) brings them to NYC on August 2 at Rough Trade, and to Rochester for a free show with Lucero even sooner. They'll also be playing the home of the Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, New York, the day before Brooklyn on August 1. That particular date should've set up a heck of a weekend in Cooperstown, with Paul Simon headlining the Hall of Fame Gala on August 2. Unfortunately, you're out of luck, as the gala has been canceled. Cliff Lee supplies the appropriate reaction for that one.
If you're looking for some baseball-themed tunes with more heft, Puig Destroyer grinds out blasts with the wild spirit of their namesake, Dodger lightning rod Yasiel Puig. The band -- which is something of a supergroup, counting members of Curl Up and Die, Kowloon Walled City and Thrice within the lineup -- made the Heavy Lowdown DL last week after their drummer caught a fastball to the face. Uh, ow. You can check out their 2013 release Wait for Spring below.
In related quick hits, Modern Baseball (nothing to actually do with baseball) will be touring again in September. Their run with Beach Slang hits Brooklyn Night Bazaar on September 5 with Chumped, and Crow Bait (free). And, finally, a minor league team in South Carolina decided to reprise Disco Demolition Night -- because the first one worked out so well -- with Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus albums and knickknacks. This one was dubbed Disco Demolition 2: You Better Belieb It and there's video below if you want two more minutes to regret when you're laid out on your death bed. (No word if Rivers Cuomo made it there.) Old Hoss Radbourn is probably not amused.
Streams from the Baseball Project (and their tour dates), Puig Destroyer, and Modern Baseball, and the Disco Demolition video, appear below...
Saintseneca at BV-SXSW 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
Columbus, OH indie folk band Saintseneca were set to play this year's Fashion Meets Music Festival in their hometown, but they've dropped off the fest due to the headliner that was booked: R. Kelly. Here's an excerpt of what Saintseneca had to say:
Fashion Meets Music Festival happening in Columbus was a very exciting prospect to us; a way to represent our city and help form its identity, as well as a symbol of new things to come. We were very honored and excited to be asked to be a part of it.Jim DeRogatis points out that electronic duo Damn the Witch Siren dropped off the fest for the same reason too.
That being said, we were disappointed that the artist selected to headline the festival was R. Kelly. We feel his selection as a performer ignores his very serious allegations of sexual violence and assault. We feel it is an affront to all survivors, who are already often overlooked and forgotten in our society.
As a result, we've decided to withdraw from the festival. This is in no way meant to be a direct attack on the festival or its organizers; in fact, we genuinely appreciate their hard work and their commitment to bringing something new and exciting to our hometown. It is just that being so closely associated with this artist, especially here in our own hometown, is something we are not comfortable with.
UPDATE: FMMF pulled R Kelly from the lineup.
Read Saintseneca's full statement, with a video from this year's Dark Arc, below...
Hudson Project 2014 (via er_duh)
Inaugural upstate NY music festival The Hudson Project went down this weekend (Friday, July 11 - Sunday, July 13) and seemed to get off to a good start with positive reviews of Kendrick Lamar, The Flaming Lips and more, but eventually things to a little sour. Daily Freeman reported that dozens were arrested on drug charges, and though the bit of rain on Saturday didn't put too much of a damper on the festival, the weather on Sunday caused the rest of that day to be cancelled. From a press release that went out yesterday afternoon:
Festival-goers were evacuated this afternoon (Sunday, July 13 at 4:45 PM, ET) from the event grounds and were directed by staff and New York State, Ulster County and Saugerties town officials to seek shelter in vehicles until the storm safely passed. "Our first priority is always the safety of our fans, artists and staff," said Jonathan Fordin, partner of MCP Presents, the promoter behind THE HUDSON PROJECT. "We regret having to cancel any performance, but safety always comes first."This caused sets from Action Bronson, Cults, STRFKR, Bassnectar and more to be cancelled. Did you go to any of the three days? What was your experience like?
Watch a video of The Flaming Lips at the festival, below...
Milosh's August tour which was scheduled to hit Bowery Ballroom on August 19 is cancelled. Milosh has yet to give a reason that we can find. Refunds are available at point of purchase.
Not sure what's up with Milosh, but he just played as Rhye in Canada on July 4th (maybe he hates America!) (just kidding). The Peak was at the show:
After an hour of play, Milosh apologised to the audience, saying "We don't have anymore songs . . ." and closed the show with an a capella rendition of "It's Over" from his 2006 solo album, Meme. It seemed apt as he crooned, "Everything's so temporary/I should have known." The lyrics were a thoughtful match to the ephemeral quality of his voice as he sang in the darkness, "It's over . . ." As Milosh phased out, the band members walked away. Then silence.DJ KRUSH also just cancelled a Bowery Ballroom show and other dates.
DJ KRUSH posted the following message to Facebook last night
!!! IMPORTANT NOTICE !!!The NYC show was scheduled to take place at Bowery Ballroom. His North American tour is now scheduled to begin in Portland on 7/15. KRUSH's full itinerary is listed below....
It is with great regret that we must announce that DJ KRUSH's Chicago (11.Jul) and NY (12.Jul) show must be canceled. The reason is due to Administrative Processing delays at the US Embassy, and KRUSH will not have his visa in time to travel.
KRUSH would like to apologize deeply to all of his fans, but unfortunately this is beyond his control. We will be working on rescheduling this date as soon as possible.
KRUSH suffering from shock for this situation.
We will announce his comment later.
DJ KRUSH management
Murder City Devils (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Fun Fun Fun Fest says:
FUN FUN FUN FEST is announcing today two changes to the music lineup for the festival Nov 7-9, 2014 in Austin. Modest Mouse will now be performing on Saturday, Nov 8 on the Orange Stage. The band will fill the slot previously held by Death Cab For Cutie, who had to cancel their performance due to an unforeseen and unavoidable scheduling conflict. The band is very sad to miss out on FFF, and they look forward to returning to Austin in 2015.That was quick! It was less than a week ago (and at the start of a holiday weekend) that Fun Fun Fun Fest published their response to Death Grips.
Also, following the napkin-announced breakup of Death Grips, FFF Fest is announcing that the Murder City Devils will perform in their place on Sunday, Nov 9 on the Black Stage. Murder City Devils will be playing in support of their new album to be released Aug 5, "The White Ghost Has Blood on Its Hands Again," which is their first full length studio release since 2000's "In Name and Blood."
To view the full festival music lineup broken down by day and stage - or to purchase weekend passes, Ultimate Smooth Passes (USP) and single day tickets - go to funfunfunfest.com.
FFF Fest has also recently released their 2014 Yellow Stage lineup, including comedy (Fred Armisen, Thomas Middleditch & Kumail Nanjiani from HBO's Silicon Valley, W. Kamau Bell) and spoken word (John Waters, Jello Biafra) and more. Stay tuned for upcoming announcements on the skate & ride action sports lineup as well as this year's Aqua Olympics program.
Modest Mouse also have shows coming up in CT, NJ, NY and other places.
Death Grips were also supposed to play FYF Fest which Murder City Devils is already playing. MCD also have a handful of other west coast dates in support of a new album called The White Ghost Has Blood on Its Hands Again (out August 5), as you can see in their tour flyer with the cover art, below...
Death Grips (or someone with their Facebook password) posted a handwritten break up and show cancellation letter to their Facebook earlier today. One of the shows they're cancelling is Fun Fun Fun Fest... AGAIN. The Austin fest has had enough, and posted handwritten letter of their own in response. Check it out below...
Death Grips have a new double album, the powers that b, on the way and were scheduled to tour with Soundgarden and Nine Inch Nails as well as play festivals such as Pitchfork Fest, FYF Fest and FFF Fest this summer. A band known for canceling shows a lot, they've gone and canceled all upcoming shows because... they've broken up. At least that's what they say (this could be another of their stunts). The band posted the above picture to their Facebook that says:
we are now at our best and so Death Grips is over. we have officially stopped. all currently scheduled live dates are canceled. our upcoming double album "the powers that b" will still be delivered worldwide later this year via Harvest/Third Worlds Records. Death Grips was and always has been a conceptual art exhibition anchored by sound and vision. above and beyond a "band". to our truest fans, please stay legend.Stay tuned for the second half of their new album, titled jenny death. The first half, niggas on the moon (which features Bjork), is out now.
UPDATE: Fun Fun Fun Fest responds
UPDATE TWO: Trent Reznor responds
Sad to say, due to immigration issues, my American tour dates are postponed for now. For those of you with tickets, refunds will be available at point of purchase. Super bummed about this.The above message was posted to Venetian Snares' Facebook regarding his upcoming North American tour. The tour would have hit NYC on July 11 at Glasslands and July 12 at The Studio at Webster Hall. Stay tuned for new dates TBA.
All affected dates are listed below...
The War on Drugs, Woods & Julianna Barwick Northside Festival show scheduled to take place in 50 Kent tonight is postponed due to RAIN.
Omar Souleyman also just cancelled his Glasslands show (though the DJs are still playing, no cover).
BrooklynVegan's showcase is going on as planned! Doors at 8:00.
Lots of other stuff to do tonight too.
Morrissey in Austin last month (more by Tim Griffin)
"It is with great sadness that the remainder of the US Tour has been cancelled. The respiratory infection Morrissey contracted in Miami has worsened, and in the interest of making a full recovery, all further touring plans have been halted. Morrissey thanks his fans for their compassion, understanding, and well-wishes during this difficult period as he recuperates. "
Last week's Chicago show (more by James Richards)
Last minute NYC show cancellation "due to illness". More details as they are announced including a possible make up date.
Check out their new video for "Pitbull Terrier" instead, below...
John Lydon w/ PiL at Hammerstein Ballroom in 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
I guess it was too good to be true. The Jesus Christ Superstar tour that was to feature Sex Pistols/Public Image Ltd. singer John Lydon, along with JC Chasez of *NSync, Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child and more, has been cancelled. Associated Press reports:
A new arena version of "Jesus Christ Superstar" starring punk legend John "Johnny Rotten" Lydon and Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child has abruptly canceled its 54-city tour just days before its launch in New Orleans.The tour would have hit NYC on August 5 at MSG. Refunds available at point of purchase.
Producers quietly pulled the plug on the project Friday without explanation. Fran Curtis, a publicist for the show from press representative Rogers & Cowan, did not return messages seeking a reason for the cancellation.