Echo and the Bunnymen @ Mercury Lounge (more by Bao Nguyen)
Echo and the Bunnymen

If you caught Echo and the Bunnymen at Mercury Lounge last month, well, you aren't just lucky for getting to see the UK band in such a small venue, you're lucky for getting to see them at all! They say that the IRS has some rule that bands needed to pay a lot of the money if they already toured here within 30 days. Due to this unforeseen restriction, Echo can no longer make their upcoming tour work and so they say they were forced to cancel all dates including Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC.

One tragically funny outcome of this is that UK band Hatcham Social was supposed to be opening the whole tour. They landed the gig after losing their slot on the Charlatans UK tour that was also cancelled before it ever happened! Maybe they should team up with Free Energy who just suffered a similar setback after The Rakes decided to break up after booking an entire US tour too.

Affected dates below...

CANCELLED ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN DATES
Nov 15 - Masquerade Atlanta, Georgia
Nov 17 - Black Cat Washington, Washington DC
Nov 18 - The State Theatre State College, Pennsylvania
Nov 20 - Kewsick Theatre Glenside, Pennsylvania
Nov 21 - Stage One Fairfield, Connecticut
Nov 22 - Hammerstien Ballroom New York, New York
Nov 23 - House Of Blues Boston, Massachusetts
Nov 25 - Metro Chicago, Illinois