Entries tagged with: cancellations
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.
Daniel Rossen in Austin in April (more by Tim Griffin)
Grizzly Bear/Department of Eagles singer Daniel Rossen had scheduled some shows including a NYC date at Knitting Factory (6/14) during the Northside festival, but unfortunately that show has been cancelled. Daniel tweeted, "Sorry about that, life got in the way. I'll be doing more soon though. Thanks." Refunds available at point of purchase.
OUR SHOW AT MERCURY LOUNGE HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO A SINK HOLE IN HOUSTON STREET... YES YOU READ THAT RIGHT. STAY TUNED. - EX-CULT
that's a big hole! (photo via @hanakanna)
A 55-year-old city water main ruptured outside of the famed Katz's Delicatessen on the Lower East Side Thursday, creating a rushing flood and a massive sinkhole to form in front of the iconic restaurant, officials said.That giant sinkhole on Houston St. hasn't stopped Katz's from dishing up sandwiches but it is putting the kibosh on shows at Mercury Lounge tonight (5/22): the early show with Stone Jack Jones, Wooden Wand, Coupler, and lylas, as well as the late show with Ex-Cult and Pampers. They're currently trying to get both shows moved to different venues, but no word yet. Stay tuned. (Ex-Cult also play Acheron on Friday.)
The water main underneath E. Houston St. near Ludlow St., which was installed in 1959, broke just before 11 a.m., officials said.
The water main break also caused a 20-by-20-foot street collapse.
The city's Department of Environmental Protection quickly shut off the main, which left five businesses -- including Katz's -- and eight residential buildings without water, officials said.
Work crews are currently excavating the ground to fix the main, according to a DEP spokesman. It was not immediately revealed when it will be fixed. - [NY Daily News]
UPDATE: The Stone Jack Jones show will now happen at The Delancey (doors: 6:30 PM). Admission is $10 at the door ($2 less than Merc) and all tickets purchased for Mercury Lounge will be refunded.
UPDATE 2: As a tweet from Merc points out, The Ex-Cult show was moved to Fontana's. Refunds are available at point of purchase.
VIdeo of the mess below...
Cripple Bastards @ Saint Vitus (5/21/2014) (via jakexgordon)
Those who showed up to Saint Vitus in Brooklyn last night (5/21) expecting to see Hooded Menance were disappointed to find out after getting there, that the Finnish metal band never showed. This morning they explained on Facebook:
As some of you might have heard, we were forced to cancel our show in saint vitus bar, NYC, yesterday. Our orignal flight from Helsinki was cancelled and we were rerouted through London, arriving too late and in the process our gear was lost. We are getting them back today. Hooded Menace is deeply sorry for the cancellation, but there was nothing we could do anymore. Our tour continues as planned from here, so see you in Philadelphia tomorrow!!!As they say, they're still playing Philadelphia Saturday and then Maryland Deathfest and Montreal too.
The show's original lineup of Cripple Bastards, Maruta, Archagathus and Detroit did still play Saint Vitus last night though, so at least people got their money's worth.
Maryland Deathfest begins today (5/22). Other recently mentioned bands on the festival bill include Midnight, Eyehategod, Coffins (who played Saint Vitus Tuesday night), and Agalloch (who play Irving Plaza in June), but not Triptykon.
The Julie Ruin @ FFF Fest 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
Unfortunate news from Kathleen Hanna and The Julie Ruin, who were set to tour this summer:
Hey All, we are ridiculously sad to announce that all shows/appearances are cancelled until September 2014. Kathleen has been outspoken about her struggle with Lyme Disease and she is currently having a health crisis and has been advised by her doctor to start a difficult 3-month course of treatment immediately. The treatment plan will make it impossible for her to travel. We are disappointed to postpone these appearances, however we are confident that taking this time off will allow Kathleen to heal so that we can continue touring in the future. Thank you so much for your support and we are so sorry we can't come out and see you right now.Most of those Julie Ruin tour dates were in Europe but did include the Pitchfork Music Festival and a headlining slot at this year's 4Knots Festival at NYC's South Street Seaport. Feel better, Kathleen!
All affected dates are listed below...
Seaside crowd for Aretha Franklin, 2011 (more by Jacob Blickenstaff)
One of NYC's longest-running free outdoor show series, Marty Markowitz's Coney Island Seaside Summer Concert Series, will not happen in 2014. It will not be gone forever, though:
In lieu of the proposed construction of the Coney Island Ampitheatre down the block from the West 21st street site that we have used for the past three summers, we decided that it was best not to produce the concerts this summer and put our energy and resources into planning for the future when we have a permanent home.Major bummer. We look forward to Seaside Summer Concert Series' return in 2015.
So after 35 years and hundreds of thousands of people enjoying our free shows, the Seaside Summer Concert Series is taking the summer off. We look forward to returning to Coney Island.. better than ever!
Perfect Pussy at SXSW 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
We recently mentioned that Perfect Pussy would bring their non-stop tour to NYC for two shows this weekend, including the Record Store Day in-store at Rough Trade NYC on Saturday (4/19) afternoon and a Silent Barn show later that night with Arm Candy. Unfortunately, the band have had to cancel both dates. Liz Pelly writes on the Silent Barn show's Facebook event page:
unfortunately perfect pussy have to cancel all of their dates this weekend. the singer of the band was in the hospital yesterday and is spending the week recovering. we just hope that she is ok!! <3333 we can reschedule this for next time they are in town.Meanwhile, the Rough Trade NYC RSD in-store will still go on as planned with Hospitality, Fear of Men, Nothing, Palehound and many more.
we might try to possibly put together a different late-night show on sat. night @ the barn, details forthcoming
Updated tour dates are listed below...
Gramercy in 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
We recently mentioned that most of the shows at NYC venue Gramercy Theatre were cancelled due to the 'A Night With Janis Joplin' residency, which was moving to that venue from Broadway. Now it looks like all of those shows have been cancelled (or postponed indefinitely) too. via The Associated Press:
Fans of "A Night With Janis Joplin" will just have to hold on, hold on.Refunds for the shows will be available at point of purchase.
Producers said Wednesday they have had to postpone indefinitely the off-Broadway opening "due to production issues." The show made a splash on Broadway in October and was to open Thursday at the smaller Gramercy Theatre in Chelsea.
The Gramercy Theatre schedule is now looking very empty.
Though Sasquatch was doing it much differently (different lineup and weekends far apart), the trend, started by Coachella - of weekend festivals running two weekends in a row has hit its first big snag. Gorge, Washington festival Sasquatch announces:
The 2nd weekend of Sasquatch! Music Festival on Fourth of July Weekend has been canceled. The traditional Sasquatch! Music Festival on Memorial Day Weekend will continue as planned. A limited number of Memorial Day Weekend passes are still available for purchase at LiveNation.com.PREVIOUSLY:
Ticketmaster will refund the credit cards used to purchase passes for the Fourth of July Weekend. For those who purchased tickets to both weekends, half of the total purchase price (which was applied to the Fourth of July Weekend) will be refunded. The discount on the Memorial Day Weekend purchase will remain in effect. For more information, please call Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000.
"The Sasquatch! community has spoken. They continue to support the traditional Memorial Day Weekend event with great enthusiasm. Unfortunately, the second weekend was not embraced. We felt it was better to cancel the new event now and give everyone time to make alternative plans for the Fourth of July weekend. Going forward, Sasquatch! Music Festival will be at the Gorge Amphitheatre on the weekend the fans want: Memorial Day Weekend only," said Jeff Trisler, President of Live Nation Seattle.
Some of the acts scheduled to perform on Fourth of July Weekend will be making alternate plans to perform at other venues. Information will be released as available.
Sasquatch! 2014 lineups announced
Sasquatch Festival expanding in 2014 with two weekends, each with different line-ups
German electronic project Roosevelt was supposed to tour the US around SXSW, including a NYC show that would have happened Tuesday (3/11) at Glasslands, but unfortunately all non-SXSW dates had to be cancelled due to visa issues. Refunds for the NYC show available at point of purchase.
Roosevelt will still make it to SXSW though, where one of their shows is the free Thursday BrooklynVegan day party at Red 7. They go on at 4 PM, before a headlining set by Little Dragon.
In related news, UK dance rockers Breton were also supposed to come to the US for SXSW, where one of their shows would have been the free BrooklynVegan Friday day party. Though unfortunately, like last time they attempted to come here, this trip has been cancelled due to visa issues too. At the moment, their NYC show for May 16 at Glasslands is still on (tickets).
by Wyatt Marshall
Early black metal greats turned avant-garde experimentalists Ulver have had to drop off the Maryland Death Fest bill due to unspecified health concerns. Ulver was scheduled to play the Edison Lot stage on Friday, May 23, along with heavy hitters like At the Gates (who are recording an album) and Taake. No word on who will fill their rather big shoes, but stay tuned for an announcement.
In a statement on their website, Ulver wrote that doctors advised the band to take a break after a short tour in Europe. Uncertainty as to a recovery time led to Ulver canceling the performance at Maryland Death Fest, as well as a show in Moscow that the band was scheduled to play with an orchestra.
Ulver just released a collaborative album, Terrestrials, with Sunn O))). Stream it in full, with the updated MDF lineup, below...
Good news / bad news, Mary Onettes fans. First, the good. The Swedish band's new mini-LP, Portico, is out next week (3/4) and is a lovely piece of ethereal (but not chillwave) dreampop. You can stream it right now (via V Magazine) in this post.
Here's the bad: The Mary Onettes' North American tour was to have started this weekend but will not make their the Alston, MA (3/5 at Great Scott) and Brooklyn (3/7 at Glasslands) dates. No word on the other dates of the short tour as of yet. In both those cases, tourmates Heavenly Beat are still playing and the Glasslands show is now being headlined by Tei Shi (who originally was going to play the venue on 3/2). Atlanter is also on the Glasslands bill and tickets are on sale.
UPDATE: Due to visa issues, the tour is canceled. However, they are still able to play their offical SXSW showcases and will do so. Mini-LP stream, below...
UK punk vets Cockney Rejects were supposed to return to the US for a tour this spring, which would have included an east coast run with NYC's Cro-Mags, a west coast run with fellow UK punk vets Anti-Nowhere League, and Punk Rock Bowling. Unfortunately though, Cockney Rejects have cancelled their whole US tour.
The run with Cro-Mags would have hit NYC on May 30 at Irving Plaza, and that show is actually still happening, but Anti-Nowhere League were added as the replacement headliner. Also since we last spoke, local skate/surf punks Night Birds, who just played the Don Giovanni showcase and opened for The Queers, were added to that show too. The rest of the bill is Mephiskapheles, Up for Nothing and DJ the Guvnor. Tickets are still available.
All Anti-Nowhere League dates, including Punk Rock Bowling, are listed below...
Space rock legends Hawkwind already had to postpone their 2013 tour due to health issues, but they had since rescheduled it for 2014. Unfortunately, the entire tour, including the NYC stop that would've happened March 16 at Gramercy Theatre, has been cancelled once again. As the band writes on Facebook, this time it's for money reasons...
It is with great regret that we finally have to accept defeat and realise that the proposed North American dates that we have tried so hard to secure are not going to be possible after all. Together with the promoters of the five shows, which we hoped to reschedule, we have tried everything, but it has become a logistical nightmare.Refunds available at point of purchase for the Gramercy show. Read the rest of Hawkwind's statement below...
In Europe and the rest of the world we always work on the premise of a 50% deposit on exchange of contracts, this enables us to make the essential travel arrangements for our somewhat large production. Unfortunately in North America this does not appear to be standard practice. However, on this occasion, as the band and crew were all so excited about the prospect of bringing our show to our North American fans, we put all of our money and savings into making it happen, relying on the fact that deposits would eventually be forthcoming and certainly within a few days of travel, so that we did not arrive on a foreign shore penniless...
Justin Timberlake is currently on a tour which comes to NYC this week and was supposed to hit NYC tonight (2/19) and Thursday (2/20) at Madison Square Garden. Unfortunately, due to health reasons, JT had to postpone tonight's show until Friday (2/21). All tickets purchased for tonight's show will be honored on Friday, and you can still pick up tickets for both shows. If you can't make it on Friday, refunds are available at point of purchase.
Despite the snow dumped on us last night, there haven't been too many weather-related cancellations, show-wise tonight (2/13). Perhaps bands and venues thought if third graders have to go to school we can play a show. Still, there are a few and here are what cancellations and postponements we're found:
Unrelated to the snow, Lee Ranaldo and the Dust dropped off tonight's Union Pool show, but Steve Gunn, Garrett Devoe and Mike Wexler are still playing.
The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black's Valentine's Day Spectacular has been "postponed to March 2. All tickets for the original date will be honored.."
However, the Valentine's Day Eve Ladies Of Soul Tribute with XAVIER and Friends at Joe's Pub is still on. One of those friends is Magnetic Fields maestro Stephin Merritt.
Fort Lean are no longer playing Baby's All Right tonight, but the early and late shows have been combined into "one blizzard of good times" with Sacco, Tropic of Pisces, Genghis Hans, and American Royalty. Doors are at 9:30 PM.
Tonight's AWKWAFINA show at Pianos has been moved to Wednesday February 26 due to "5 foot deep slush puddles on every corner."
UK act Deaf Havana's early show at Mercury Lounge with Born Cages has been canceled, but the late show with Timbre Timbre is still on.
UK band Peggy Sue would like you to know that despite there being "literally more snow than we've ever seen in our lives but our show at @glasslands is ON. I repeat OUR SHOW TONIGHT IS ON."
††† (Crosses) is still on at Music Hall of Williamsburg.
Unrelated to the snow -- unless he's better meteorologist than Sam Champion and knows something we don't -- but we' thought we'd mention it anyway: Mos Def has cancelled his 2/27 Highline show (which was already a makeup date).
Anything we missed? Stay warm and dry.
Bad news from Jamie Stewart aka Xiu Xiu:
I am disappointed and very sorry to say that Xiu Xiu will have to postpone our upcoming tour. I have been having increasing trouble with my throat for years, and this week my doctor advised me not to sing for at least two months or risk losing it permanently. Hopefully, as soon as possible, we will be able reschedule these dates. Thank you to our fans for continuing to support us. We love you all and look forward to seeing you all soon.Those dates included a 3/13 stop at Brooklyn's Knitting Factory. Rest up those vocal chords, Jamie.
You may remember that Jamie's other project, Sal Mineo (with Eugene Robinson of Oxbow) canceled their tour last fall. All canceled tour dates are listed below...
Courtney Barnett @ BVCMJ 2013 (more by Chris La Putt)
Courtney Barnett is the latest to have her show moved from Rough Trade -- still not done dealing with those sound/noise problems -- to somewhere else. Her February 22 show will now happen at Knitting Factory with Kins and Marco with Love opening. All previously-purchased tickets will be honored. Good news with this, with the new venue, this previously sold-out show now has a few tickets available.
If you missed it, tonight's Sylvan Esso show was moved to Baby's All Right. The show, which is opened by Arp, is at 10 PM.
Also recently moved: The Lanterns on the Lake show on 2/7 was also moved to Baby's All Right, the Mutual Benefit show on 2/8 was moved to Knitting Factory, and the together PANGEA show on 2/14 was also moved to Knitting Factory.
Janelle Monae at The Apollo in 2013 (more by Luis Ruiz)
Janelle Monae's upcoming show schedule was set to include three NYC shows: a Super Bowl weekend show, opening night of Celebrate Brooklyn! at Prospect Park on June 4, and the Hammerstein Ballroom show on 2/1 with Schoolboy Q, Just Blaze, and others, but unfortunately, the Hammerstein Ballroom show has been cancelled. "Refunds at Point of Purchase only. Internet & Phone orders will automatically be canceled & refunded." Bummer.
In related news, Janelle will be appearing on an episode of Sesame Street. Via Huffington Post:
During the episode, which is scheduled to air during the show's 45th season this September, the multi-talented CoverGirl spokesperson will perform the show's empowerment anthem, "The Power of Yet."You can watch a preview of that below.
"I am so excited to be living one of my dreams, to be here on 'Sesame Street,"' she said while promoting the episode in a behind-the-scenes clip. "I'm here because I am teaching everybody on Sesame Street the importance and the power of 'yet'. Never, ever, ever give up because there's so much power in 'yet'."
And in more related news, Schoolboy Q has revealed more details on his much-anticipated album, Oxymoron, which is due out on February 25 via Interscope. That's the album artwork for the regular version above, and you can check out the artwork for the deluxe version below. The album is also available for preorder on iTunes, where the tracklist reveals it features previously-released singles "Collard Greens" and "Man of the Year," plus new Alchemist-produced single "Break The Bank" which you can stream below.
Rough Trade NYC (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Though it looked like the new Rough Trade NYC, which put its shows "on hold for a while," would be back this January, it's unfortunately not ready yet, and almost all January shows have been moved.
Against Me!, The Sidekicks and The Shondes, who would have played this Thursday (1/9), now play at the larger Music Hall of Williamsburg, which also means the previously sold-out show is back on sale.
Cloud Nothings (1/16) was moved to Baby's All Right (sold out).
Francis and the Lights (1/17) was moved to Baby's All Right (sold out).
Saintseneca (1/18) was a free in-store performance and will happen as planned.
Royal Bangs and Bad Suns (1/19) was moved to Baby's All Right (tickets).
It's now looking like things will be back for The Ghost of a Sabre Tooth Tiger's show (1/29) (tickets).
The five or so inches of snow Hercules dumped on NYC wouldn't normally be enough to cause too much havoc, but couple that with falling temperatures that are due to drop all the way down to 1° Fahrenheit (the coldest night in 10 years, reportedly), and that makes for weather most folks want to avoid. It's also caused a few cancelations and postponements tonight, show-wise.
Glasslands is closed tonight, meaning the early show of Yvette, Christines and Future Punx has been postponed till February 21. All tickets will be honored and refunds are available at point of purchase.
Tonight's late show with Toronto's Egyptrixx was also canceled, but he'll now be DJing at Cameo's basement with Judge Wise, and Evan Michael. Tickets are $5 with RSVP. From the looks of Glasslands' twitter, his show there (which would have been the NYC debut of his A/V show) will still be rescheduled at some point.
And Swearin' were to have headlined Brooklyn Night Bazaar tonight, but "due to the inclement weather and the fact that [they] are all scattered along the east coast at the moment, [they[ are unfortunately going to have to cancel." The three other bands on the bill -- Cymbals Eat Guitars, Porcelain Raft and Low Fat Getting High -- are still playing and that show is free.
And, as mentioned, Saturday's (1/4) Stryper show at Stage 48 ain't happening.
Whatever you do tonight, wrap up tight and stay warm. Any other cancellations we missed?
by Doug Moore
Perfect Pussy at NYU, 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
We mentioned a few weeks ago that Syracuse-based noise punkers Perfect Pussy were slated to play a New Year's Eve party at Baby's All Right, along with DIIV, Nothing, Potty Mouth and Ratking. For reasons unknown (the band hasn't issued a statement), they've dropped off the Baby's bill, and instead hopped aboard the lineup for the previously mentioned NYE party at Acheron, which features No Statik, Nomad, Grudges, La Misma and Creeping Dose. Perfect Pussy took a lineup hit as part of the switch; they're billed fourth to last at the Acheron as opposed to second to last at Baby's All Right, but they arguably fit into Ach's lineup a little better.
Lauryn Hill at Rock the Bells 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Lauryn Hill has been on her short homecoming tour, having just played Boston on Wednesday (12/18). But now, like she did with one of her November Bowery Ballroom shows, she's postponed more of the upcoming NYC-area dates. Her Count Basie Theatre show which would have happened on Sunday (12/22) was moved to February 7, and her Capitol Theatre show which would have happened on 12/28 was moved to January 31. Tickets for the new dates at Count Basie and the Capitol are on sale, and all tickets purchased for the original dates will be honored. Her Long Island show, scheduled to happen at The Paramount on
December 26, appears to still be on at the moment but we'll keep you posted if that changes (tickets).
UPDATE: The Paramount show was moved to January 26.
Updated dates are listed below...
Black Star at Rock the Bells 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
It was announced over the weekend that Black Star (the duo of Mos Def and Talib Kweli) would be teaming back up for a show at Brooklyn Bowl this Tuesday (12/17). However, not long after being announced, tickets were off sale and then it was announced that the show was cancelled. Brooklyn Bowl tweeted, "Due to circumstances beyond our control, Black Star on Tues, Dec 17 is cancelled. We hope to reschedule & apologize for any inconvenience." And Mos Def posted on his Facebook page, "Attention -- contrary to liars reports there will be no (Blackstar) show at Brooklyn Bowl 12/17. Peace."
Mos Def (aka Yasiin Bey) will instead be playing his own show the same night, Tuesday (12/17) at Highline Ballroom, the "only official" Yasiin Bey show in New York on 12/17. Tickets for that show are available.