Entries tagged with: cancellations
by Doug Moore
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.
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,
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.Sepultura had their 13th album, The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart, drop today (10/29)
Fans who purchased advanced tickets will be entitled to a full refund.
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)
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.Earlier this year, their tour hit the NYC-area for shows at Madison Square Garden and Jones Beach.
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."
Best of luck to John on his treatment!
Brendan Canning @ Pop Montreal 2013 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
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 ScottThe dates are being rescheduled for 2014. Refunds for Mercury Lounge show are available at point of purchase.
10/24/13 NYC @ Mercury Lounge
10/25/13 Philadelphia @ World Cafe Live (upstairs)
10/26/13 Arlington, VA @ IOTA
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)
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
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.
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.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.
"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.
UPDATE: Check out a picture of the flooding that happened already.
Tricky (more by Chris La Putt)
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.
Delorean @ BVSXSW 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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.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:
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.
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)
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)
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