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Hawkwind

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.

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.

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.

Meanwhile, Nik Turner's Space Ritual is heading out as planned.

Carnegie Hall

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.

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]

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.

Carnegie Hall cancellation statement below..

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Tricky @ Osheaga 2013 (more by Toby Tenenbaum)
Tricky

Oh man:

TRICKY -PROBLEMS PROCESSING HIS POLICE RECORDS LEAD TO FURTHER POSTPONMENT OF US TOUR

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.

Tricky 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.

UPDATED dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Tricky postpones tour dates again, cancels some too"

Rock the Bells

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).

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.

Bummer, but nice to hear their honesty.

RTB

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.

Meanwhile, Danny Brown, whose new album comes out soon, will open for Sleigh Bells at Terminal 5. Sleigh Bells also just announced a LPR show.

Parquet Courts @ 4Knots 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Parquet Courts

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.

Continue reading "DIIV drop off this weekend's Jansport Bonfire session show; Parquet Courts ("Parkay Quarts"?) playing instead"

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Eyehategod aboard the Rocks Off Boat Cruise, 2009 (more by Chloe Rice)
Eyehategod

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

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.

Meanwhile, you can catch Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, Jay Rock, and Bishop Nehru at Williamsburg Park on September 10. Tickets for that show are still available.

electric-zoo

Party's over for The Electric Zoo this year. From the Mayor's office:

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.

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 Daily News adds:
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.

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.

Our condolences go out to the families and friends of Jeffrey and Olivia.

Charli XCX at Bonnaroo 2013 (more by Katherine Hansen)
Charli XCX

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.

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

Ok, Charli. You have fun with Paramore. Canceled North American tour dates are listed, along with her new UK dates, below.

Continue reading "Charli XCX postpones North American tour so she can open for Paramore in the UK"

NY

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 Picnic
9/02 Port Chester, NY - Capitol Theatre
9/04 Ottawa, ON - Ottawa Folk Festival
9/07 Arrington, VA - Interlocken Music Festival
For 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."

We wish Poncho a speedy recovery.

Oblivians

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)
Dangelo

Since "postponing" his Brooklyn show at Williamsburg Park the other night, it has been reported that D'Angelo has cancelled other shows in Chicago, Minneapolis, Baltimore and San Diego.

D'Angelo's concert Wednesday at House of Blues was canceled Monday "due to a medical emergency."

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]

Get well soon D'angelo, hopefully soon enough for you to play your set this weekend at San Francisco music festival Outside Lands.

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
Lollapalooza Day 3 - 8/4/2013

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:

- - -

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.

Best wishes
WeGotTickets

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.

Grizzly Bear are currently on a US tour that just hit Chicago for Lollapalooza on Sunday (8/4). Pictures of their set at Lolla, along with an updated list of dates, below...

Continue reading "Grizzly Bear played Lollapalooza (pics), cancelled ATP UK"

Death Grips at MHOW in 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Death Grips

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!"

They also aren't showing up to Montreal's Osheaga Festival, which they were supposed to play this weekend as well, according to Osheaga's facebook.

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.

If you haven't been keeping up with our Lollapalooza coverage, check out day 1 pics, more day 1 pics, day 2 pics, and more day 2 pics.

Foxygen @ Pitchfork 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Foxygen

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.

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."

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:
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.

Continue reading "Foxygen singer falls from stage in Minneapolis, injures leg; band cancel some upcoming dates (but add 2 in NYC)"

Youth Lagoon at Barclays Center last month (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
Youth Lagoon

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 (via Facebook)

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.

Continue reading "Youth Lagoon cancels Monday's Webster Hall show; rest of the tour still on (updated dates)"

OMD drummer Malcolm Holmes @ T5 last week (more by Greg Cristman)
OMD

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!

Riot Fest

Just as Pitchfork Fest is kicking off (Kim Deal & the Breeders included), fellow Chicago festival Riot Fest, whose lineup was already killer, announces:

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!

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.

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.

Check our BV Chicago for more Chicago stuff every day and follow them on twitter, Facebook and Instagram too.

UPDATE: Check out our pictures from Pitchfork Day One, Bjork and Joanna Newsom included, at BrooklynVegan and BV Chicago.

Wolfmother at MHOW in 2009 (more by Benjamin Lozovsky)
Wolfmother

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.

Continue reading "Wolfmother un-broke up, Andrew Stockdale cancels solo tour"

Animal Collective at Governors Ball 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Animal Collective

Animal Collective have been out on the road lately, hitting festivals like Bonnaroo and NYC's Governors Ball. They were supposed to return to the NYC-area this weekened (7/12) for Camp Bisco, but unfortunately the band have been forced to cancel all of their July dates. A statement from the band reads:

Hey AC fans,

Due to illness, we will unfortunately not be able to perform our upcoming July tour dates, including the Camp Bisco and Forecastle festivals. We deeply apologize and tried our best to make it work with an alternate set, but ultimately we didn't feel like we were giving fans what they deserved from an Animal Collective show. We are working on rescheduling the non-festival dates as soon as possible. Again we send our sincerest apologies to fans anticipating these shows, especially considering the cancellations earlier this year.

- Avey Tare, Deakin, Geologist, and Panda Bear
No replacement for AnCo's Camp Bisco set has been announced yet, but stay tuned for updates. The fest began today and is totally sold out.

All Animal Collective dates, as they currently stand, are listed below...

Continue reading "Animal Collective cancel dates (Camp Bisco included)"

Beverly
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As mentioned, Frankie Rose was supposed to be playing a show tonight at Brooklyn Museum. Unfortunately...

Due to a bummer situation. I won't be playing bk museum on Saturday. However my other project BEVERLY will be. i'll b the lady playin drums.

- @MissFrankieRose

Beverly, which features Frankie on drums/vocals and Drew Citron (who also plays in Frankie's band, as well as Avan Lava) on guitars and vocals, will take the 7 PM slot as part of Brooklyn Museum's "First Saturdays." Free with museum admission.

Jay-Z

Jay-Z, whose new album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, drops on July 4 via a Samsung app and 72 hours later in real life, was planning a "surprise" show atop the marquee of the Ed Sullivan Theater for July, but now NY Post is reporting that it won't happen after all. They write:

The city suddenly yanked approval for the mega-rapper's planned concert Monday atop the Midtown marquee for the "Late Show with David Letterman,'' sources said.

"The mayor's office approved it, and then just like that, it got denied," one police source told The Post yesterday.

Reps for Jay-Z, Letterman, the city and the NYPD had planned to meet at the "Late Show" offices yesterday to work out concert details.

But the meeting was abruptly canceled -- and everyone involved was told that the event was now a no-go, sources said.

The police source speculated: "It's because of the holiday weekend. They were concerned about fireworks and terrorism."

Bummer.

Meanwhile, Hov just revealed the artwork to Magna Carta Holy Grail. And did so by displaying it next to one of the copies of the actual Magna Carta in England's Salisbury Cathedral. Pictures of the display are at Jay-Z's Life and Times website. The album artwork is above.

And though you won't be able to see Jay-Z outdoors in Times Square this month, he does begin his tour with Justin Timberlake this month, which hits NYC on July 19 and 20 at Yankee Stadium. Tickets for those shows are still available.

Kendrick Lamar at Firefly 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Kendrick

Though their associate Schoolboy Q was just added to a show in Williamsburg Park, Kendrick Lamar and Ab-Soul's Williamsburg Park show scheduled for September 10 has officially been canceled, right as tickets were going on sale too. "Any pre-sale tickets purchased will be refunded at point of purchase."

Kendrick and Ab-Soul are still scheduled to play Rock the Bells though, with all of Black Hippy, Schoolboy Q included.

In related news, it was announced at the end of May that this weekend's Kanrocksas Festival in, you guessed it, Kansas, has been cancelled as well -- this one "due to insufficient ticket sales." Kendrick was scheduled to play that festival along with the unfucwitable lineup of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Passion Pit, MGMT, Miguel, Descendents, Grimes, Danny Brown, and more.

Boyd Rice

The sold out Cold Cave / Boyd Rice show scheduled for tomorrow (6/28) at TT The Bear's in Boston, MA, a Bowery Boston production, has been cancelled. Venue manager Kevin Patey commented on the cancellation to Vanyaland:

"We've made the decision we didn't want this person in the room. After researching the artist and discussing it with promoters in other cities, we made it clear to the agent that we didn't want this person to perform at our venue. We weren't canceling Cold Cave, but the agent said the show wouldn't happen without the opener. It was the agent's decision. So regrettably, the show was cancelled."
"This person" is of course noise artist Boyd Rice, the controversial former Death in June member whose ties to Nazism, satanism, and accusations of misogyny continue to follow him. Some argue that Rice is just a provocateur using "shock tactics." What do you think?

In the show's stead, the Boston venue is holding a benefit for "local womens' groups and/or shelters."

This is not the first cancellation of this tour. Dates in Toronto and Montreal were also called off for the same reasons. Rice's inclusion on the Cold Cave tour also enraged Philly ANTIFA folk, where that stop ended up being canceled, resulting in last week's late night Saint Vitus show. Chicago ANTIFA are none too pleased either, and claimed to have shut down the Empty Bottle show on 6/24 with a smoke bomb (though the show went on as planned). Cold Cave's upcoming dates with Rice (who performs with the band) include Montreal tonight, and a sold-out Brooklyn show at 285 Kent on 6/28.

Don't have a ticket? Don't want to support Boyd Rice, but not holding it against his collaborators? Cold Cave also just announced a September 4th Brooklyn show at Glasslands.