Cancellation Report: Hatesphere, Alicia Keys, Nightwish
First up Hatesphere offered the following bad news "Due to logistics, the local promoter in Oulu, has been forced to cancel the scheduled show tomorrow, Friday the 25th. We are truly sorry for the inconvenience this may cause anyone and rest assured that we are already working hard on setting up another show in Oulu."
Then there is Alicia Keys who was forced to cancel two stops on her "A Big Car Company Presents the Alicia Keys I Need A Really Long Meaningless Name For A Tour." Keys is having a knock out drag out fight with her swollen vocal chords and had to axe two shows this week already. At press time she is scheduled to still perform on Saturday night in Columbus, Oh, but that could change between now and then. So check with the venue before you head out. No details about how her vocal chords became swollen. Maybe her swollen tour title spread unexpectedly?
The Metal Underground had this report on Nightwish: "Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH have cancelled the first show (May 5 at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey) of their previously announced spring 2008 U.S. tour due to logistical reasons. According to a source familiar with the situation, NIGHTWISH's gear was to fly from Mexico City, where the band is performing on May 2 and May 3. This flight — the only one from Mexico to Newark — was cancelled by the airline" - more on this story