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JT

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.

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Snow

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.

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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...

Continue reading "Xiu Xiu cancels 2014 tour"

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.

The Orwells' Rough Trade show on February 8 show has been canceled. They'll be at Bowery Ballroom on March 6 and tickets are still available.

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

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."

"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'."

You can watch a preview of that below.

Schoolboy Q

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.

Continue reading "Janelle Monae & Schoolboy Q cancel show; Janelle appearing on Sesame Street; Q reveals more LP details & new song"

Pixies in Northampton last week (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Pixies

Pixies were supposed to bring their tour to NJ tonight (1/21) at the NPAC but due to snowy weather, the show has been moved to January 28. All tickets purchased for tonight's show will be honored next week. More info here.

Rough Trade NYC (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Rough Trade

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.

Connan Mockasin (1/10) was moved to Glasslands, and ARP is opening (sold out). He also plays Mercury Lounge with Mood Rings a day earlier (tickets).

Cloud Control (1/11) was moved to Baby's All Right (tickets).

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).

Jack

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.

Tickets for both the No Statik/Perfect Pussy show at the Acheron and the DIIV/Nothing show at Baby's All Right are on sale.

Lauryn Hill at Rock the Bells 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Lauryn Hill

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...

Continue reading "Lauryn Hill postpones more shows (updated dates)"

Black Star at Rock the Bells 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Black Star

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.

by Doug Moore

Monster Magnet at MHoW (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
monster magnet

Bad news, Monster Magnet folk: according to the band's publicist, frontman Dave Wyndorf has the flu, which means that the remaining shows of their tour with with Royal Thunder and Zodiac have been cancelled, including their 12/14 date at the Bowery Ballroom here in NYC. According to the venue's site, refunds are available. If you really feel like bumming yourself out, check out Invisible Oranges' enthusiastic writeup of the tour's Chicago date.

The full list of cancelled dates is below.

Continue reading "Monster Magnet played Chicago, cancel rest of tour due to flu"

Rough Trade NYC (more by Amanda Hatfield)
RTNYC

We just mentioned that Rough Trade's live shows are "on hold for a while" due to sound issues at the venue, and while some (like tonight's Tourist show) are being moved, others, like Andrew Bird (12/6) and DIIV (12/7), The Stepkids (12/9), Lucius (12/10) and Au Revoir Simone (12/17) have unfortunately been cancelled. Refunds are available at the point of purchase.

Other updates via Rough Trade's Twitter: Childish Gambino's show on Sunday, 12/8 at 6PM has been moved to Music Hall of Williamsburg but you still need to buy a copy of his new CD at the store that day to get a wristband.

Allah Las (12/6), Langhorne Slim / Felice Bros (12/11), and Cults (12/18) have been postponed. Stay tuned for updates on where those shows end up.

by Doug Moore

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Church of Misery can't catch a break. The Japanese doom band's upcoming North American tour has been beset from all sides by hold-ups and setbacks. First, openers The Gates of Slumber broke up. Then, the Great Government Shutdown Kerfuffle of 2013 caused visa issues for the band and delayed the first half of the tour.

Those visa issues are apparently ongoing, because according to the band's Facebook, the tour has been postponed again. There's bad news this time -- it looks like the band's 11/12 date at Saint Vitus has been canceled entirely. Major bummer, especially if you haven't seen Church of Misery live before. On the bright side, their date no longer conflicts with Morbid Angel's Covenant performance at Irving Plaza the same night (tix here). That counts as a bright side, right?

Fingers crossed for Church of Misery to reschedule their NYC date for later in the tour. In the meantime, stream a song and check out the updated tour schedule below.

Continue reading "Church of Misery postpones tour again; cancels NYC date"

by Wyatt Marshall

Motörhead at Mayhem Festival 2012 (more by Greg Christman)

As previously mentioned, Motörhead had to cancel European tour dates this summer due to front man/legend Lemmy's flagging health. Despite the news that the mighty Lemmy had been laid low, Mötörhead were planning on being back on the road in full force this fall. Now, Motörhead has had to cancel scheduled fall dates due to Lemmy's ongoing struggles with his health. From Facebook:

I have to sadly let you know that Motörhead has had to postpone the forthcoming European tour until early next year, 2014.

We have made the decision because I am not quite ready to hit the road yet, and am working my way back to full fitness and rude health. Don't worry - I'm not about to start promoting veganism and alcohol-free beverages, but it is fair to say that I personally have been reconfiguring areas of my life to make sure I can come back fitter and stronger than ever.

It disappointed me tremendously to have to say I wasn't quite ready to hit the road yet, but not nearly as much as it would've disappointed me to go out, play some average shows and watch my health give way long before the tour was over! When people come to see a Motörhead tour, they expect a Motörhead show, and that is exactly what you will get as soon as I am fit and ready to rumble.

Your patience and understanding is appreciated...and know that I'm getting stronger and stronger every day, so watch out next spring Europe and we will see you then.

Thank you all,

Lemmy

Here's to Lemmy getting back on his feet and in road condition soon. In more positive news, Motörhead released their 21st studio album, Aftershock, last week.

In similar news, the 2013 version of Sepultura also had to cancel their previously mentioned tour that was scheduled to hit Gramercy Theater on November 18. In a post on Facebook, the band said they were unable to get visas in time for the tour's kickoff on Friday.

Due to the delay in obtaining a visa for the band to enter the United States, we regret to inform all fans that the previously announced North American tour is being cancelled. We apologize to the fans, promoters, and the bands who were going to be part of the 'Tsunami Of Metal' tour - UNEARTH, KATAKLYSM, SCAR THE MARTYR, ANCIIENTS, and DARK SERMON.

Fans who purchased advanced tickets will be entitled to a full refund.

Sepultura had their 13th album, The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart, drop today (10/29)

In non-cancelation news, Morbid Angel, is scheduled to hit Irving Plaza on November 12. We'll be giving away tickets to that show tonight (10/29) on Invisible Oranges on East Village Radio. Listen in from 10 - 12PM EST on EastVillageRadio.com or on the EVR Mobile app for your chance to win a pair.

John McVie at Jones Beach in June (more by Greg Cristman)
John McVie

Some sad news from Fleetwood Mac: One of the two members who has remained in the band since the late '60s, John McVie, has been diagnosed with cancer. This has forced the band to cancel their Australian/New Zealand tour. A statement from the Fleetwood Mac's Facebook reads:

Fleetwood Mac who has just completed the European leg of their phenomenally successful worldwide tour has announced the cancellation of their upcoming 14 date tour of Australia and New Zealand.

John McVie, one of the co founding and original members of Fleetwood Mac is now scheduled to be in treatment for cancer during that period of time.

"We are sorry to not be able to play these Australian and New Zealand dates. We hope our Australian and New Zealand fans as well as Fleetwood Mac fans everywhere will join us in wishing John and his family all the best."

Earlier this year, their tour hit the NYC-area for shows at Madison Square Garden and Jones Beach.

Best of luck to John on his treatment!

Brendan Canning @ Pop Montreal 2013 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Brendan Canning

The government's gears are grinding again, but there's still some fallout, apparently, in the Visa & Immigration department. The latest viction, Broken Social Scene's Brendan Canning, just played Pop Montreal and was supposed to start his tour this week with Holly Miranda. Unfortunately his visa is not processed quite yet, forcing the postponement US dates which were:

10/23/13 Allston, MA @ Great Scott
10/24/13 NYC @ Mercury Lounge
10/25/13 Philadelphia @ World Cafe Live (upstairs)
10/26/13 Arlington, VA @ IOTA
The dates are being rescheduled for 2014. Refunds for Mercury Lounge show are available at point of purchase.

You can still catch Holly Miranda when she plays Knitting Factory on October 29 with Kendra Morris, and Domino Kirke. Tickets are still available.

Death Grips at FYF Fest, where they actually played (more by Wei Shi)
Death Grips

You're never, like, ever going to believe this, but Death Grips, who dropped off Lollapalooza and Osheaga this year, and have cancelled full tours in the past, just cancelled their set at this year's Fun Fun Fun Fest. Nobody saw this coming.

In Death Grips' place, No Age (who have played FFF Fest before) have been added. And (not related to DG), Sarah Silverman has been added to the comedy portion. As discussed, the festival also includes Television, Slayer, Quicksand, Descendents, The Dismemberment Plan, Kurt Vile, Cloud Nothings, The Men, Title Fight, White Lung, and a bunch of other bands that actually care about their fans. Tickets are still available.

In other news, The Smiths aren't reuniting and Liam Gallagher has an opinion on something.

by Doug Moore

Hells Headbangers's Blake Judd shirt
Blake Judd shirt

If you're following metal news at all right now, you've no doubt heard about Blake Judd of Nachtmystium's recent legal problems. Judd was arrested on October 5 on theft charges; though he's only being charged with misdemeanor theft of less than $500 worth of property, his bail has been set for $25,000. Not exactly chump change for the black metal milieu.

This development was no doubt troubling for Metal Insider, whose CMJ showcase at Europa on 10/16 featured Nachtmystium as the headlining band. Earlier today, Metal Insider announced that Judd's court date has been moved to November 1, thereby ensuring that he will not be out of jail in time to play the showcase. (Nachtmystium's 10/15 date in Columbus, OH is no doubt canceled as well.) Condolences, guys.

The Metal Insider showcase is going down regardless, and the lineup remains strong; Byzantine are now headlining, with Black Anvil, Ramming Speed, and Vatnett Viskar in support. Both Black Anvil and Ramming Speed made CMJ's rundown of must-see metal bands at this year's festivities, as did Pelican, who are headlining both nights of the Invisible Oranges's CMJ showcase. You can get tickets to the Metal Insider show here and the IO showcases here.

In the meantime, Judd's public stock continues to plummet. His reputation of stiffing people on merch orders and playing fast and loose with other people's money in general has become a subject of popular discussion. Worse (better?) yet, one of the many folks he has crossed over the years has taken it upon himself to print a limited run of anti-Judd t-shirts, which you can see above. In case you're not enough of a metal nerd to catch it, these shirts are parodies of the slain Mayhem guitarist Euronymous's logo for his own Deathlike Silence label. Seriously, buy one; these things will sell for a major mark-up on Ebay in a few years.

oh no! (more photos of Austin City Limits Day 1 by Tim Griffin)
ACL

Like Passion Pit said, bands sometimes cancel shows due to weather. Austin City Limits reports:

Due to current weather conditions with flash flood warnings, The Austin City Limits Music Festival organizers have canceled the festival for Sunday, October 13.

"Our first priority is always the safety of our fans, staff and artists," said Shelby Meade, communications director for C3 Presents, the promoter behind Austin City Limits Music Festival. "We regret having to cancel the show today, but safety always comes first."

Refunds will be issued automatically by check from Front Gate Tickets within three weeks. One-third of ticket price will be refunded to all ticket buyers based on original ticket price paid, and will be mailed to the billing address on the original order. For questions, please visit http://support.frontgatetickets.com.

This would have been the sixth day of Austin City Limits which is now two weekends. Check out our pictures from Friday, and the ones from last Sunday which would have been the same lineup as today.

UPDATE: Check out a picture of the flooding that happened already.

Lots of cancellations lately: Tricky, Godflesh, and Delorean to name a few.

Tricky (more by Chris La Putt)
Tricky

Maybe Tricky needs his own category too. Already no stranger to cancelling shows, Tricky's June dates were postponed to early October. Most of those dates were then cancelled, but the NYC show and a few others survived but were postponed again. The NYC date at Webster Hall was set to happen 10/26 but now that is 100% cancelled. "Refunds are available at the point of purchase." No word yet on what's up with the other US dates, Treasure Island Music Fest included.

PREVIOUSLY:
* Godflesh postpone US tour
* Passion Pit on why bands cancel shows
* Five More Reasons Bands Cancel Shows

Delorean @ BVSXSW 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Delorean

You may have read that Spanish dance troupe Delorean were recent victims of "virtual kidnapping" in Mexico City, where they were held captive for 30 hours and subjected to psychological torture. The band hare since released a statement on the whole ordeal:

On Monday morning October 7th we received a phone call at our hotel room in Mexico City from a person posing as a hotel security officer. We were informed that there was a security threat at the hotel.

What followed for the next 30 hours was an experience where the threat of death was real due to the psychological manipulation inflicted on us by our kidnappers. Thanks to the fantastic work of the National Police in Spain, Ertzantza, Interpol and the Federal Police in Mexico, we were successfully rescued yesterday morning.

While it would be convenient to blame Mexico, that would not be sound. This could have occurred anywhere in the world. Our hope is that this situation will bring attention to the abuse that we were subjected to by our kidnappers, so that other travelers do not fall victim in the future.

This has been extremely difficult for us and our families. At this time we have no further comment and we ask that you respect our privacy so that we can return to normality in our lives.

We're glad to hear that Delorean were lucky to escape such a horrible thing. Perhaps it's no surprise that the band would maybe want to take some time off to be with their friends and families, instead of mounting a North American tour which was supposed to have started October 9. While there has been no official announcement, dates up through October 14 have already been canceled and it was just announced that the NYC date -- 10/23 at Webster Hall -- has been canceled with the follow short statement:
Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Delorean concert scheduled for October 23 has been postponed. A rescheduled date is being arranged and will be announced as soon as possible. Tickets will be honored at the rescheduled show, refunds are available at the point of purchase.
Says their label, True Panther, "We'll have comments on the upcoming tour dates when the dust settles a bit."

by Doug Moore

Godflesh @ MDF 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Godflesh

There have been rumors flying around for a few days that Godflesh will be postponing their upcoming North American tour because of visa issues, but there was no official announcement to work with. There still isn't from the band but Live Nation has confirmed that the tour -- which included a 10/19 stop at Irving Plaza -- is postponed. The replacement dates haven't yet been announced, but it sounds like they're not going to be until April. Bummer.

The delay was purportedly caused by government-shutdown-related shenanigans, just like the Church of Misery tour delay we mentioned yesterday. Double bummer. Call your congressperson about this travesty...especially if you live in a deep-red fortress district.

Keep Shelly in Athens in Chicago in 2011 (more by Ben Rodig)
KSIA

Still more Visa Issues, this time for Greek synthpop band Keep Shelly in Athens whose tour with Chad Valley was supposed to begin tonight (10/9)in Washington DC. But this time there's a new wrinkle: "Keep Shelly are being kept in Athens longer due to immigration/embassy problems and government shutdown!" That means they will not play Thursday's show (10/10) at Mercury Lounge, though Chad Valley and Ski Lodge will still play (tickets).

KSIA will, however, make it in time for their show later in the month at Glasslands on October 29 (tickets) and will play a make-up show at Mercury Lounge the day after (10/30) (tickets).

This marks the third show/tour this week in NYC -- along with TOY and Alexander Von Mehren -- canceled due to visa/immigration problems. Updated Keep Shelly in Athens tour dates are below.

Continue reading "Keep Shelly in Athens cancel first part of tour w/ Chad Valley, including this week's NYC show; make-up date announced"

Death Grips
DG photo by Wei Shi @ FYF Fest

Passion Pit was kind enough to take the time to let fans know "a few" of the reasons bands cancel shows, like "weather", "general illness", "metal illness" and "conflicting schedules" (did they mean "emergency situation"?). We'd like to add a few more to the list:

1) Low Ticket Sales - Sometimes bands cancel shows because they don't want to play to an empty room, or it will be cheaper to refund everyone's money than pay the expenses associated with playing to a half-filled room. Sometimes they or the promoters are honest about it. Sometimes they aren't. Sometimes this can be solved by moving the show to a smaller venue instead of cancelling.

2) "Visa Issues" - This is a legitimate issue many artists face when trying to play overseas, and that sucks. Artists and/or the people who work for them can be overly optimistic and announce overseas shows before the band has the proper approval to play them, partially because they need to announce the show way in advance and the government can be slow. Sometimes it's easier to blame the country than yourself for filling out paperwork late. Sometimes you just need to say something that sounds better than "low ticket sales".

3) Drugs

4) Offered Something Better - Sometimes artists get offered late night TV shows or tours with Paramore but they already scheduled shows during that time. Sometimes those artists decide that taking that new opportunity is important for their career, and worth pissing off a few fans and complicating things.

and last but not least...

5) Death Grips.

Add your own reasons in the comments!