Entries tagged with: cancellations
Keep Shelly in Athens in Chicago in 2011 (more by Ben Rodig)
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).
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".
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!
Passion Pit @ Pier 26 last month (more by Luis Ruiz)
Nobody likes cancellations. Passion Pit, who were in NYC last month and have had to cancel a few shows in their time (but have also done shows during a "blizzard"), have written a letter on their site about this very subject and how they also hate them but sometimes it happens. The well-meaning but kinda obvious post is mostly in handy list form:
1) General Illness. Though many bands play through illness, sometimes it's absolutely necessary to take a night off to ensure that the rest of the tour survives instead of beating your body up only to have to risk canceling more shows in the future. This is how so many singers lose their voices, or people develop long-term illnesses. It's just not worth it.You can read the rest here but guys you forgot the obvious one: volcanos.
2) Mental illness. Most of our fans know about my condition but this only hurt us a few times, and it was well over a year ago, and I work my ass of to make sure I can get out on stage and tour. More on how we made up all of these shows later.
3) Weather. Outdoor stages that are built into muddy grounds have caused death (so many examples of this). Rain and electronics, as we all know, also really don't mix. Sometimes, other stationary stages are said to be "rain or shine" but do not actually have the capability of fully protecting the gear. As some of you may know, we lost SO much gear and money a few weekends ago due to a storm, and we're not about to mess it up on our final trek for "Gossamer." That could potentially end an entire tour and then that'd be it. No more touring. See you maybe in 2014. Not fun.
Passion Pit are on tour as we speak and their current dates are listed below.
A posting on Alexander's website reads, "von Mehren unfortunately has to cancel the forthcoming US tour due to immigration issues. New concerts will be scheduled as soon as possible." To quote Bill, "Damn, first TOY cancels, then Alexander Von Mehren cancels... US Immigration is a real bitch. Bummed on both counts."
Alex's tour was set to hit tonight (October 8) at Glasslands with Alexandra Stewart, October 9 at Mercury Lounge, and October 11 in LA.
TOY @ BVSXSW 2013 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
Dang it, Visa Issues strike again. UK band TOY were to have made their NYC debut this Thursday (10/10) at Glasslands but the venue just tweeted, "We are sorry to announce that due to delays w/ US immigration, Toy will no longer be able to play on 10/10. Refunds available via ticketfly." That's the second time they've had to cancel NYC shows this year.
TOY will, however, still be playing the The Corona Capital Fest happens October 12 & 13 at Mexico City's Hermanos Rodriguez Autodrome.
Thursday's Glasslands show is now Spires (who were to have opened for TOY) and Young Boys.
Hawkwind, whose collaborators include William Shatner, have sadly just announced:
As many of you will now be aware, Dave was taken ill a couple of weeks ago. Doctors have confirmed that his condition is stress related, aggravated by the trademark dispute in the United States which could result in years of litigation.Hawkwind's tour was supposed to hit Gramercy Theater in NYC next week, three venues in Texas, Chicago and many more places. Get well soon Dave and stay tuned for the new dates.
After enduring a series of tests, Dave has now been advised that it could be dangerous to his health to embark on a grueling 14,000 mile tour at this time.
After much discussion about possible ways forward, the members of the band have reluctantly decided that it is necessary to reschedule the dates to March 2014, rather than putting Dave's health at unnecessary risk. (New dates for each venue will be announced next week)
Whilst we understand that this will come as a big disappointment to those of you who have booked tickets, as it does to ourselves, we are equally sure that you will understand health concerns must take priority.
Meanwhile, Nik Turner's Space Ritual is heading out as planned.
A union strike forced Carnegie Hall to cancel its Wednesday season-opening concert, which was slated to include violinist Joshua Bell, the Philadelphia Orchestra and bassist Esperanza Spalding.First the NYC Opera just flat out folds (right after the government shuts down), and now this! It's not a good time for fancy show going.
In a statement, Carnegie Hall said the stagehands' union, Local One of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, was seeking jurisdiction over the venue's new Education Wing, which could limit the work performed in the new space and jeopardize funding of the educational programs. The new wing is slated to open in fall 2014. [WSJ]
Carnegie Hall cancellation statement below..
Tricky @ Osheaga 2013 (more by Toby Tenenbaum)
TRICKY -PROBLEMS PROCESSING HIS POLICE RECORDS LEAD TO FURTHER POSTPONMENT OF US TOURTricky was supposed to play Webster Hall in NYC on June 13. That was postponed to 10/2, and now that show is 10/26. All tickets from the previous shows will be honored. Our contest for tickets to the show is now back open as well.
Tricky will have to cancel some of the dates on his US tour due to further visa problems. The tour will now start in San Francisco at the Treasure Island Festival and conclude with a re-arranged date in New York on October 26.
Tricky has some juvenile offences for joyriding and forgery of the crown and the US authorities require full disclosure before granting any visas. The new hold-up has been in getting this information from the UK police authorities.
Tricky said "The most upsetting thing about this, whatever happens it seems like it's me letting people down. Other people have always dealt with visas for me and it turns out that they have not advised me properly. Now I have been advised that this was going to be straightforward and easily done in time for this tour and now this has happened."
Visas are expected to be granted in time for the shows in San Francisco, New York, Asheville and LA and Tricky will looking to tour fully in 2014.
UPDATED dates are listed below...
As first reported on BrooklynVegan, Rock the Bells unfortunately had to pull the plug on their upcoming hip hop festivals in Washington DC and NYC (actually NJ). Here is their official statement:
Festival organizers, Guerilla Union, announced today that the upcoming Rock the Bells Festival tour-stops in Washington, DC and New York City are now cancelled due to a lack of ticket sales. The festival was slated to take place in Washington, DC this weekend (September 28 and 29) and New York City the following weekend (October 4 and 5).Bummer, but nice to hear their honesty.
Chang Weisberg, founder and owner of Guerilla Union states: "First and foremost, it is with great sadness and disappointment that we must cancel the Washington, DC and New York City Rock the Bells dates due to lack of ticket sales. I, along with our staff, the artists, and all of the sponsors, media partners, local promoters, and radio stations involved are thankful for our supporters and the fans that planned on attending. It's extremely unfortunate that we can't complete the last half of the 10th Anniversary Rock the Bells tour. We did everything in our power to save the show. Unfortunately, the financial loss would have been devastating. This festival has been ten years in the making. I am truly sorry we could not produce the show for all the fans who did buy their ticket in support of."
Full refunds will be honored at the location where fans purchased their tickets.
If you purchased tickets online, you will be seeing a refund within the next 5-7 business days.
Just today we were saying how Schoolboy Q would be in the NYC-area for Rock the Bells in October, but the East Ruthford, NJ Rock the Bells stop has been cancelled. DC is
possibly cancelled too. More details as we hear them.
UPDATE: The promoters confirmed & issued a statement.
The NJ festival would have happened on October 4 and 5 at Meadowlands Racetrack with Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, Wu-Tang Clan, Tyler the Creator, Danny Brown, Joey Bada$$, J. Cole, Rakim, Big Sean and more.
You can still catch Kendrick, Schoolboy Q, and Big Sean in NYC at their Barclays Center show in November.
Parquet Courts @ 4Knots 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
As mentioned, DIIV were to play with Guards and Fletcher C. Johnson at a "JanSport Bonfire Session" at Williamsburg's Havemeyer Park on Saturday (9/21) which is free but the RSVP is now closed. Whether or not this has anything to do with last weekend's incident on the way to Basilica Sound Scape, DIIV have dropped off the show. In their place is a band called "Parkay Quarts" which is the same way Parquet Courts are spelling their name on the cover of their forthcoming EP. Is this how they're spelling it now? Probably not if the Con Agra legal department has any say. Updated flyer for the Havemeyer Park show is below.
Parquet Courts (spelled like that) open for Pixies's sold-out show tonight (9/20) at Bowery Ballroom and will play an EP release show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 2 with support from The Beets, Yuppies, and Future Punx. Tickets for that show are still available.
That EP, titled You've Got Me Wonderin' Now, is out October 8 and you can stream a track below.
byy Doug Moore
Eyehategod aboard the Rocks Off Boat Cruise, 2009 (more by Chloe Rice)
In a disappointing but predictable turn of events, Eyehategod have cancelled their run of 25th-anniversary dates this weekend, including the Invisible Oranges-sponsored NYC Rocks Off Boat Show with Final Conflict planned for this coming Sunday (9/15), in the wake of drummer Joey LaCaze's untimely death. No word yet as to whether the band will schedule replacement shows for this run. Stay tuned for more details as they emerge.
2 Chainz at Made In America 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)
2 Chainz was supposed to play a release show for his new album on September 15 at Williamsburg, but that show has been cancelled "due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts." Refunds are available at point of purchase.
Due to serious health risks, the Electric Zoo music festival on Randall's Island on Sunday, September 1st has been cancelled. The City recommended cancellation and the event promoters have agreed.The Daily News adds:
During the first two days of the Electric Zoo music festival, two concert-goers have died and at least four others became critically ill and have been placed in intensive care at area hospitals. Definitive causes of death have not yet been determined, however, both appear to have involved the drug MDMA (ecstasy, or molly). The Electric Zoo organizers have worked with City officials to reduce health risks at this event, but in view of these occurrences, the safest course is to cancel the remaining day of the event
The electronic dance music festival, in its fifth year, was scheduled to conclude Sunday with headlining deejay sets by Armin Van Buuren, Sebastiona Ingrosso, Steve Aoki and Laidback Luke.Our condolences go out to the families and friends of Jeffrey and Olivia.
But over the first two days of the festival, two attendees died from apparent overdoses of MDMA, nicknamed molly, an illegal drug typically combined with other chemicals in Ecstasy pills, officials said.
Jeffrey Russ, 23, of Rochester, was rushed to Harlem Hospital at 3:10 a.m. Saturday but could not be saved.
Olivia Rotondo, 20, of Providence, R.I., was taken to Metropolitan Hospital at 8:45 p.m. Saturday and died about 50 minutes later, police said. Six hours before she was rushed to the hospital, the University of New Hampshire student posted a final message on Twitter.
Charli XCX at Bonnaroo 2013 (more by Katherine Hansen)
Charli XCX was to have started her North American tour next week -- including shows next month at Gramercy Theater in NYC and the Wonder Bar in Asbury Park --but that has been postponed until the end of October/November. (Details to come.) Charli fessed up as to why on Facebook:
I'm going to be completely honest with you, the reason the tour has been postponed is because I have been offered to support Paramore throughout their UK tour, which is a really big deal for me as I haven't ever really toured in the UK outside of London before. It's scary and it's quite weird but it's also super exciting for me to finally be able to play shows in the country that I'm from.Ok, Charli. You have fun with Paramore. Canceled North American tour dates are listed, along with her new UK dates, below.
I always feel so welcome in the USA and all of you guys have always been so cool and amazing to play too... So I am really so sad that I'm letting you down like this. But this is a big opportunity for me, one that people around me won't let me decline. I am seriously so sorry to everyone I have let down, and I really do hope that you will be able to make the rescheduled dates (I'm figuring them out right now) and that you will enjoy the new music that is coming very very very soon. All I can promise you is that when I come back to the USA later on this year, the tour will be bigger and better... There's going to be a lot of changes made and lots of new, exciting things.
Please don't be too angry at me. I really do hate to let everyone down like this. I promise I'm going to make it up to you all. Xxxxxx
Bad news, Neil Young fans: Crazy Horse pianist Poncho Sampedro has injured his hand and will need extra time to heal up, forcing the cancellation of some of their upcoming tour dates, including September 2 show at Port Chester's Capitol Theatre. The full list of canceled shows:
8/31 Dundas, ON - Greenbelt Harvest PicnicFor now, Farm Aid at Saratoga Springs on September 21 is still on. Official word from the band: "We are sorry for any inconvenience this causes to our fans or the Festivals where we were scheduled to appear. As you must be, we too are disappointed at this unfortunate turn of events."
9/02 Port Chester, NY - Capitol Theatre
9/04 Ottawa, ON - Ottawa Folk Festival
9/07 Arrington, VA - Interlocken Music Festival
We wish Poncho a speedy recovery.
Oblivians were to have played The Bell House this Friday (8/16) with Wyldlife, but unfortunately due to a death in the family, the show has been postponed. A concert in Baltimore on Thursday (8/15) has also been postponed. The band says, "We promise to keep you all posted on the rescheduled dates."
UPDATE: This Brooklyn Oblivians show has been rescheduled for October 3rd. ALL tickets bought for the 8.16 show will be honoured.
D'Angelo recently in Brooklyn (more by PSquared Photography)
D'Angelo's concert Wednesday at House of Blues was canceled Monday "due to a medical emergency."Get well soon D'angelo, hopefully soon enough for you to play your set this weekend at San Francisco music festival Outside Lands.
A statement from the promoters Live Nation said D'Angelo "expresses his sincere regret due to this unfortunate circumstance."
An agent for the singer said, "It's serious, but he should be OK," according to a House of Blues executive. [Chicago Tribune]
Meanwhile, if you were hoping for a rescheduled date at Williamsburg Park, you can stop hoping. The "postponed" show is officially cancelled. "Ticket refunds are available at point of purchase."
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
Grizzly Bear at Lollapalooza 2013
Back in April, Grizzly Bear postponed their ATP UK, which would have gone down in May the day after the Yeah Yeah Yeahs-curated day. The new date was supposed to happen this November, but now it's been cancelled all together. Clash reports:
Set to take place on November 2nd, the event will not now go ahead. A notice on WeGotTickets explains that tickets are 'NO LONGER AVAILABLE' while fans recently received the following notice from the ticketing agency:Meanwhile, anotherA ATP UK goes down in November/December with sets from the reunited Slint, Loop, Mogwai, Superchunk, and more. Tickets for that one are still available.
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Please note that IBYM November date has been cancelled. The organisers of this event would like to pass along to following message:
"ATP and Grizzly Bear have sadly decided to cancel the planned I'll Be Your Mirror London concert which had been postponed to November. Unfortunately there were problems with the venue and new date. Between us as promoters and the band it's been decided that it would be wiser to cancel rather than disappoint fans by going ahead with an event that was not up to ATP and the band's standards."
We will partially refund you for these tickets. The refund will appear on the card originally used for payment within 3-5 working days.
Death Grips at MHOW in 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
One of the bands booked to play the second day (8/3) of Lollapalooza 2013 was Death Grips, who never showed up. According to the festival's representatives (via Chicago Tribune), Death Grips "chose not to arrive in Chicago." Their set would have followed a Friday night official aftershow at Bottom Lounge, which they also didn't show up for. A representative from that venue wrote (via Pitchfork):
We are still getting bits and pieces of information but we were not aware that Death Grips was not coming until right before we made the announcement. Right now, we just want to thank all the people at the show last night who, despite being terribly disappointed that there would be no Death Grips show, were very understanding. Tickets are in the process of being refunded and people that bought tickets online will see their refunds on their statements shortly.Apparently, as multiple Reddit users have pointed out, before the venue announced the band weren't playing, a suicide note allegedly written by a Death Grips fan was projected onto a backdrop at the venue, as Death Grips' music played through the PA. Reddit users also say that angered fans destroyed the drum set on stage, which DNA Info reports was a child's learning drum kit set up by the band's tour manager.
That same article said:
Death Grips' management repeatedly told Bottom Lounge employees the band "was on their way, only to be told by the same tour manager that the stage set up and the Death Grips album being played 'was the show,'" said Erin O'Neal, marketing director for Bottom Lounge. "It appears to us that despite having a signed contract, they never intended on performing last night and instead wanted to leave a room of disappointed fans."The band themselves have not commented on the cancellations yet, but they did post a facebook post today that reads "FYF SAT AUG 24 2013 LOS ANGELES CA." That post already has multiple comments including "You guys gonna actually show to that one?" and "Great show in Chicago guys! Thanks!"
UPDATE: Death Grips cancelled other upcoming dates, including the shows they would have played at Royale (8/6) in Boston and Webster Hall (8/7) in NYC with Pictureplane this week. Refunds for those shows are available at point of purchase.
You may remember that this isn't the first time Death Grips pulled a stunt like this.
Foxygen @ Pitchfork 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Foxygen, who were just in NYC for a free River Rocks show (and will be back this fall, see below), have had a few PR stumbles this year but now have suffered a literal one. Frontman Sam France, who has been prone to climbing things onstage of late, fell off a stage monitor during the band's first song at Minneapolis' First Avenue last night (7/29), toppled into the crowd, injuring his leg. From a firsthand report to Citypages:
It was a short set. The band had only just started the first song, "On Blue Mountain," when outrageous Sam France started his aggressive set that turned out poorly, too quick. While engaging with the audience, seemingly overtaken by performance, France leaned on the front monitor, which seemed to tip forward. He fell toward the crowd was apparently injured as a result of hitting the front barricade railings.France was carried out on a stretcher and the show was indeed canceled. He's having surgery today, which has canceled the band's upcoming shows in Vancouver (8/1) and Seattle (8/2). From the band's Twitter:
At first it wasn't clear if he was hurt or where he was because an audience member that resembled him grabbed the microphone. The band continued to play for a few moments and then security became present. Jonathan Rado regretfully informed the crowd, "If we have to cancel, we'll come back and make it up to you, okay? We love you. Sorry."
Still a chance that @pickathon shows will happen, though they might be subdued performances. It all depends on healing & travel time. On the bright side, Sam will probably have a cool cane or something.Foxygen were on tour with Chicago's Twin Peaks, who will be in NYC in October.
Meanwhile, Foxygen have just announced two NYC shows in the fall: Bowery Ballroom on October 21 and Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 22. Tickets for those shows go on sale Friday (8/2) at noon with an AmEx presale Wednesday (7/31) at noon.
Feel better, Sam, and we wish you a speedy recovery. Foxygen tour dates are listed below.
Youth Lagoon at Barclays Center last month (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
I am sorry to say that the Oslo, Emmaboda, Brighton, Secret Garden Party, and New York dates must be cancelled, a few of which are being rescheduled. A great man who was very close to me has recently departed this world and I need to be home with family and friends to celebrate his life on earth together. I love you all and will see you very soon.Youth Lagoon's Webster Hall show was to have been Monday (7/29). Refunds available at point of purchase. All tour dates are listed below.
- Youth Lagoon (via Facebook)
OMD drummer Malcolm Holmes @ T5 last week (more by Greg Cristman)
Bad news from the OMD camp:
We are sorry to inform you that Malcolm [Holmes, drummer] was taken ill during last nights [7/20] show in Toronto. He's currently being treated for heat exhaustion in hospital but is recovering well. Sadly however we have to cancel the remaining shows of the year (including Rewind festival). Please accept our sincere apologies, we really appreciate your understanding at this very difficult time. We will give you more news on Malcolm as and when.OMD (who played NYC last week) followed up their initial message with, "we've been to see Malcolm and we're delighted to say he's doing well and hopes to fly home on Tuesday. thank you for your kind messages and support." Get well, Malcolm and take it easy!
Pixies, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Suicidal Tendencies, Andrew W.K., Hatebreed, T.S.O.L., Off With Their Heads, The Flatliners, Nativ, Hostage Calm, The Interrupters, New Beat Fund, and Pet Symmetry will all be joining us this September to round out this rock and roll carnival!Bummer about the cancellations (feel better Lemmy!), but nice additions, Kim Deal-less Pixies included. Get your tickets, stay cool, and check out the just-released map of Lollapalooza this year.
Regrettably, a few bands have had to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances. Motörhead, Bad Brains, and Attack Attack! will not be able to make it this year.
Keep an eye out for the daily schedules and individual day passes for all of this year's Riot Fests Wednesday, July 24.
Wolfmother at MHOW in 2009 (more by Benjamin Lozovsky)
Well that was fast. Earlier this year, Wolfmother announced their breakup, and soon after, frontman Andrew Stockdale announced that he would be going on a solo tour in support of his new album, Keep Moving (out now), which would hit NYC on 8/6 at Bowery Ballroom and 8/7 at MHOW. But now the band have, um, "gotten back together" (though Andrew is still the only original member and it's actually the same lineup as the one on his solo album), and Andrew's solo tour, including both NYC dates, has been cancelled. Refunds for the NYC shows are available at point of purchase.
After canceling the tour, Wolfmother booked three California shows, the first of which took place at LA's Troubadour this past Monday (7/15). You can check out a video of the band playing "Woman" and the full setlist from that show, along with a list of all remaining tour dates, below.