Entries tagged with: cancellations
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.
Animal Collective at Governors Ball 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
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,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.
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
All Animal Collective dates, as they currently stand, are listed below...
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.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, 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.Bummer.
"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."
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)
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.
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.
Calgary, AB festival Sled Island began this past Wednesday (6/19) and continued yesterday (6/20), but unfortunately, due to flooding in Calgary, the remainder of Sled Island 2013 is cancelled. A post on the festival's website reads:
In light of the current emergency situation, and in line with our commitment to the safety of festival-goers and the citizens of Calgary, all remaining Sled Island festival events are cancelled.Sad to hear. We hope everyone in Calgary is staying safe.
We have been fortunate to be able to hold two successful days of the festival and we thank attendees for their enthusiasm and flexibility.
In terms of our policy on passes and tickets, we ask for patience and understanding until we are able to address this in the days to come. We realize that there will be many questions to be answered from festival-goers, artists and partners. The Sled Island office in Mission has been evacuated and we are operating with limited resources.
Our commitment to the safety of the citizens of Calgary remains paramount. Please take care of your friends and family who may require assistance and stay safe.
Governors Ball 2013, day 2 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Randall's Island hasn't quite recovered from the mudpie factory that was this year's Governors Ball which has caused the cancelation of next month's Living Social's Backyard Festival. Official statement:
The New York City Parks Department has determined that because of conditions of the event site at Randall's Island Park, the LivingSocial Backyard Festival, scheduled for July 13, 2013, has been canceled.The Living Social Backyard Festival is the one that had Aerosmith on a bill with Yeasayer.
Due to record-breaking rainfall in early June the site has been deemed unsuitable for events. The New York City Parks Department has informed LivingSocial that necessary repairs to the park will not be completed before July 13, 2013. The event on this date is canceled, however if there is any possibility to reschedule the festival LivingSocial will let customers know.
LivingSocial and the participating partners are all disappointed. LivingSocial is committed to providing full refunds for all customers who have purchased tickets.
UPDATE: Governors Ball issues statement.
Mumford and Sons at Terminal 5 in 2010 (more by David Andrako)
Dear friends,The surgery was to remove a blood clot that was on the surface of his brain. Yikes. Glad to hear he's doing well post-surgery. Their spot on the lineup will now be filled by everyone's favorite festival act, Jack Johnson!
It is with great joy that we can announce that Ted has been discharged from hospital and is on the road to a full recovery. The surgery went well, and the excellent medical team helping him are very pleased with his progress. He has been nothing short of heroic in how he has handled the whole ordeal, and now it has been medically proved that he does indeed have a brain.
Today, however, also marks the end of our Summer Stampede Tour. We were hoping to have made it out by Bonnaroo this weekend. But it is with sadness that we have to announce the cancellation of our scheduled performances at both Bonnaroo and Telluride Festivals, and our show at Cricket Wireless Amphitheater in Bonner Springs, KS. If we could've we would've, you know that about us. We trust that you can respect our collective desire to encourage Ted to make a full recovery, and that this is based purely on the medical advice we have received.
On behalf of Ted, and all of us really, we would like to thank every one for their compassion and support at this time and we are very excited to get back out on tour as soon as we can.
Ted, Ben, Marcus and Win
If you're staying home this weekend, the Bonnaroo live stream starts today (6/14).