Black Veil Brides & Asking Alexandria Cancel London, ON Show

Black Veil Brides and Asking Alexandria have been forced to cancel their May 18 show in London, ON, “due to unforseen immigration issues.” This news comes after Black Veil Brides were previously denied entry into Canada during the first leg of their tour with Asking Alexandria. Black Veil Brides commented:

“Due to unforeseen immigration issues we are forced to cancel the London, ON show with Asking Alexandria. Both us and Asking Alexandria will make efforts to get back into Canada as soon as possible. Refunds are available at point of purchase. In an effort to try and get as close to our Canadian fans as possible, we are going to be stopping in Niagara Falls.. If possible, please come see us there. Our sincerest apologies”

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Of Mice & Men Cancel Mesa, AZ Show

Of Mice & Men have cancelled their show at The Nile Theater in Mesa, AZ tonight (March 6), due Aaron Pauley’s illness. However, Blessthefall, Cane Hill, Fire From The Gods, and MSCW will still perform.

Of Mice & Men commented:

“Of Mice & Men are unfortunately being forced to cancel their show in at The Nile Theater in Mesa tonight. Aaron visited a doctor yesterday, but is still recovering from illness and is simply not able to perform tonight’s show. Our shows in San Diego and Berkley will go ahead as planned.

Regarding tonight’s show, the rest of the bands on the Defy Tour will still be going ahead with the show, so if you’d like to see Blessthefall, Cane Hill, Fire From the Gods and MSCW, then your ticket for the show will remain valid. If you want a refund however, you can get this from your point of purchase.

We promise we will be back in Mesa very soon to make up for this show. We apologize for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your understanding- Aaron, Alan, Phil & Tino.”

Motionless In White Cancel Clive, Iowa Show

Motionless In White have cancelled their February 27 show in Clive, Iowa due to “unforeseen circumstances.” That concert would have been the first date with Like Moths To Flames, who were set to replace Chelsea Grin on the tour. Aside from them, the trek also includes Every Time I Die and Ice Nine Kills. Motionless In White tweeted the following about the cancellation:

“Due to unforeseen circumstances beyond anyone’s control, The Graveyard Shift Tour at 7 Flags in Clive, IA has been cancelled. Refunds have been made available at the point of purchase. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this has caused. All other dates of the tour are continuing as normal.”

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Black Veil Brides To Miss Vancouver, BC Show After Being Denied Entry Into Canada

Black Veil Brides have been denied entry into Canada and will now be missing their Vancouver, BC show tonight (February 25). Despite this, Asking Alexandria will still perform as scheduled.

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The band said the following:

“This morning we arrived at the Canadian border in order to gain access to a country that we have not only played countless shows in but also recorded an album and spent a great deal of time in over the years. Instead, several members of our tour were denied entry, berated and treated with utter contempt by the agents on duty.

We have been touring internationally for a decade and have never experienced such a lack of civility at any border crossing or passport control in any country we have ever visited. We have a fantastic relationship with our Canadian fans and it’s with a very heavy heart that we must share that tonight’s show in Vancouver will be cancelled.

Asking Alexandria will continue on and still perform tonight as scheduled. We encourage everyone to still go to the show and have a great time.
Refunds can be obtained at the point of purchase, thank you for your understanding and we promise to return again as soon as possible.”

Talib Kweli Cancels Kansas City Show Due To Taake Being Booked At The Venue

UPDATE:

The Riot Room in Kansas City, MO has now decided to cancel Taake’s show:

“We have decided to cancel the Taake event scheduled to be held March 31st at The Riot Room. Refunds will be processed immediately for anyone who purchased tickets. As a venue, it is our priority to provide a safe, inclusive, and enjoyable environment for all patrons, artists, and staff. This always has, and will always continue to be our primary goal.”

So far the band’s New York and Chicago shows have also been cancelled due to alleged Nazism.

ORIGINAL STORY:

As previously reported, allegations of Nazism against Taake have led to the cancellation of the band’s March 24 show at Le Poisson Rouge in New York, NY and have also caused opening act King Dude to drop off their North American tour. Now, Billboard are reporting that rapper Talib Kweli has cancelled his show at The Riot Room in Kansas City, MO due to the venue booking Taake.

Talib Kweli commented:

“My position is that the venue should not want to host that band whether the band cancelled or not, and should issue an apology for even booking the band. The response I received was that the venue did not want to choose sides between a band that sympathizes with racism and bigotry and me. I think it’s time to choose a side.

I find it appalling that The Riot Room refuses to apologize for booking this band. I wouldn’t feel safe bringing my team, family, and fans into a venue that is sympathetic to white nationalism, so I’ve cancelled the show. It’s a shame because I was really looking forward to performing in Kansas City.“

The allegations come as a result of a 2007 incident when Taake mastermind Hoest performed with a swastika painted on his chest. He has since apologized for that multiple times. Aside from that, the band have also faced accusations of anti-Islamic lyrics as well.

Taake’s New York Show Reportedly Cancelled Over Allegations Of Nazism

According to Lambgoat, Taake’s March 24 show at Le Poisson Rouge in New York, NY has been cancelled due to allegations of Nazism. New York City Antifa were among the groups pushing for the cancellation. Other venues are also being pressured to scrap further dates as well. The allegations come as a result of a 2007 incident when mastermind Hoest performed with a swastika painted on his chest. He has since apologized for that multiple times. Aside from that, the band have also faced accusations of anti-Islamic lyrics as well.

UPDATE: Hoest has now commented:

“I have clearly explained many times throughout the years that me wearing a swastika once at a German concert was not at all meant to show support for the nazi ideology.

It was all about doing something extreme for the sake of it, which certainly backfired.
But it has now been 11 years and the band has even performed in Israel (!)

Anyway, similar incidents have not happened in Taake’s 25 year long career and will obviously not happen again. But certain parties seem to find this cold case unforgivable nevertheless, insisting on wilful misunderstanding.

So, once and for all, Taake is not a racist band. Never has been, never will be. Still claiming so is as ridiculous and unfounded as are the attempts at sabotaging our highly anticipated shows

–Hoest-“

Queens Of The Stone Age’s “Ellen” Performance Was Cancelled Today

Queens Of The Stone Age were supposed to play on “Ellen” today (December 14), but the performance was apparently cancelled. It is assumed the cancellation came as a result of the controversy surrounding Josh Homme, since he kicked a photographer in the face and reportedly hurt a security guard at the Almost Acoustic Christmas concert.