Entries tagged with: cancellations
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.
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).