Loud Fest Got Shut Down By Police

The Loud Fest at GameChangerWorld in South Howell, NJ yesterday (November 4) ended up getting shut down by police after “an altercation between a private contracted security officer and a few concert goers.” Despised Icon, Knocked Loose, Internal Bleeding, On Broken Wings, and more were all scheduled to perform at the event.

GameChangerWorld said the following:

“A message from GameChangerWorld & Diamond Concerts:

Due to an altercation between a private contracted security officer and a few concert goers, Howell Township Police cancelled the remainder of tonight’s scheduled show.

GameChangerWorld security and staff were NOT involved in the altercation and supported the Howell Police as needed.

Media reports of multiple injuries and transports are fabricated. Howell Police responded to a 911 call and with our staff, we were all able to exit the venue. Any reports of the contrary are not true.

GameChangerWorld has never had any problems with any of our crowds over the 4 years we have been in Howell and tonight’s incident with our security contractor will be reviewed and addressed so future incidents are avoided.

We appreciate the fans and artist support. GameChangerWorld management is cooperating with Howell Police as they investigate the incident between the security officer and the entire situation.

We also appreciate the fans for their cooperation and despite negative comments surrounding the incident, you all pulled together and evacuated the premises. This is not something that typically happens so thank you all for your patience throughout the night.”

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Dino Cazares Breaks Fibula, Asesino Cancel Knotfest Mexico Appearance

Asesino have cancelled their Knotfest Mexico appearance due to guitarist Dino Cazares (also of Fear Factory) breaking his fibula. The band said the following [translated from Spanish]:

“Due to unforeseen circumstances, Asesino will not be able to play this year at Knotfest in Mexico. Asesino’s guitarist has a fractured right leg for an accident. We apologize and promise that we will make it up to you. Viva Mexico Cabrones!”

2017 Sound On Sound Fest Cancelled

The 2017 Sound On Sound Fest has officially been cancelled due to “recent roadblocks.” The event was supposed to take place on November 10-12 at Sherwood Forest just outside of Austin, TX, with Iggy Pop, Electric Wizard, Sleep, Taking Back Sunday, Ministry, Converge, The Story So Far, Cannibal Corpse, Boris, Turnstile, Power Trip, Wolves In The Throne Room, Helms Alee, and more set to perform.

Organizers issued the following statement:

“We are extremely saddened to announce today that Sound On Sound Fest 2017 is being cancelled. This is one of the hardest decisions we have ever had to make. Due to several recent roadblocks outside of our control and in an effort to do right by our fans, the decision to cancel the event was our only real option.

All ticket holders will be 100% refunded for the costs of their tickets. That refund process has already been initiated through our ticketing partner, Eventbrite, for all attendees who purchased ticket(s) through their site. There is no action necessary on your end and you can expect to see the refund on your credit/debit card statement within the next 5-7 business days.

If you bought a physical ticket, please email info@soundonsoundfest.com to process your refund.

If you have questions about this entire process, please contact us at info@soundonsoundfest.com. We are dedicated to answering any questions and concerns that you might have.

We are currently in the process of rescheduling the majority of the artists who were set to play Sound On Sound Fest at other venues in the area, and will be announcing the shows and individual show tickets available for purchase very shortly. There are many acts who were touring through November 10-12 who are still performing as well as a number of artists who will be flying back in for new dates this year.

For all these rescheduled shows, fans who purchased Sound On Sound tickets will get the first chance to purchase single tickets to any makeup shows this fall. Fans will be emailed a link with details in advance of the public onsale with a limited time to purchase before tickets open to the general public.

We will announce the schedule for shows on Monday, October 16. The private presale exclusively for all Sound On Sound Fest ticket holders will start on Monday, October 16 and run until Thursday, October 19 at 8 a.m., when the public onsale begins.

We truly love our fans. We appreciate you sticking by us while we work hard to make this right. Be on the lookout for new show announcements from Sound On Sound Fest artists and ticket links for these replacement shows.

Sincerely,

Sound On Sound Fest“

2017 Houston Open Air Festival Cancelled

The 2017 Houston Open Air festival, which was set to take place at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands, TX on October 14-15, has officially been cancelled. The cancellation comes as a result of the destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey.

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Dead Cross Cancel Last Night’s Show In Los Angeles, CA After Mike Patton Gets Injured In An Accident

UPDATE: Dead Cross have now confirmed that Mike Patton’s injuries were due to a skateboarding accident and that the band plan to play at El Rey theater in Los Angeles tonight (August 22). Their publicist said the following:

“Patton is okay. He is getting stitched up and is raring to go. He thought he could skateboard to the show last night but he suffered a bad wipeout on the way.”

ORIGINAL STORY:

Last night’s (August 21) Dead Cross show at El Rey in Los Angeles, California was cancelled after vocalist Mike Patton (Faith No More) got into an accident. Mike Crain (Retox) and Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer) took the stage to address the crowd (see below video):

Crain said the following:

“There’s been an accident. Mike was in an accident. It’s not grave, but he’s unable to be here tonight. He’s hurt. So I’m sorry. We apologize. We’re gonna reschedule. And tickets will be refunded at points of purchase.”

Lombardo added:

“On behalf of the band, we’re really sorry.”

The band’s publicist also commented:

“Mike Patton was involved in a minor accident last night en route to the Los Angeles date of Dead Cross‘ current tour. Tonight’s performance has been canceled but a decision has yet to be made about the remaining dates.”