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Title: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: dog-nap (Ian) on March 14, 2020, 06:42:51 AM
This is really becoming a depressingly familiar trend right now, even for smaller gigs.  I’ve just had a second cancellation this week – Wizz Jones at Walthamstow Folk Club tomorrow.  Sad not to be able to see him, but hardly surprising and I can certainly appreciate how risky it could be for an 80-year-old performer to carry out gigs in the current circumstances.  Get well soon, Wizz!
 


Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: Nick on March 14, 2020, 08:18:24 AM
Abingdon has had its Atom Festival cancelled /postponed. Lots of activities, interactive exhibits, talks and shows cancelled. Was particularly looking forward to seeing talks by Richard Wiseman and Helen Czerski...



Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: Nick Reg on March 14, 2020, 01:25:22 PM
Gaz Brookfield has cancelled all his gigs.


Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: bassline (Mike) on March 14, 2020, 09:42:04 PM
Fish has cancelled the rest of his tour after the opening gig.


Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: RobertD on March 15, 2020, 12:09:38 AM
I was supposed to see Cuban jazz pianist Roberto Fonseca tonight with my girl at Joe's Pub in Manhattan but it was cancelled during the week. I have seen at least one artist who was supposed to play at the cancelled South By Southwest Festival planning virtual gigs for a donation, which I plan on doing. Not at all the same of course, but if it helps if even a small way artists recoup some losses, I'm all for it.


Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: Brendan on March 15, 2020, 09:04:54 AM
Not intending to be controversial but maybe we could see this as an opportunity to see some young up and coming bands, though it will depend on what the government considers mass gatherings.


Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: Phil Perry on March 15, 2020, 03:50:28 PM
We've just been informed that Trad Arrr @ St Ediths, Sevenoaks on 3 April has been cancelled & assured that our tickets will be refunded.


Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: Tim Fletcher on March 15, 2020, 05:24:17 PM

Not intending to be controversial but maybe we could see this as an opportunity to see some young up and coming bands, though it will depend on what the government considers mass gatherings.

It depends on the age of audience - this afternoon’s very enjoyable gig by Alden Patterson and Dashwood was one where apart from a couple of children (presumably dragged along by their parents) the audience was older than the band, considerably so in many cases. These will be the people told not to go out. Difficult times ahead for all concerned.


Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: John From Austin on March 15, 2020, 07:55:52 PM
All venues in Austin, Texas with greater than 250-person capacity have been closed until May 1, unless the order is rescinded earlier. Live music is pretty much over for the next six weeks, unless you hire someone to play in your living room.  :(


Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: vince42 on March 15, 2020, 08:16:45 PM
I had been looking forward to March for some time but I've had 2 gigs (Fish and The Who) cancelled so far along with the British Banjo Mandolin and Guitar Festival in Edinburgh.

On the upside I did get to see Rews at King Tuts last Wednesday.

Quietly hoping that Hayseed Dixie happens on Thursday as I could use a bit of cheering up - it's in a 500 capacity venue so unless the advice changes on Tuesday...  ::)

Vince


Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: Poor Will (Bill) on March 16, 2020, 11:19:25 AM
The Costa Del Folk Festival in Ibiza has been cancelled.
Disappointed, but expected.


Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: Nick on March 16, 2020, 01:42:26 PM
Here's a thought:
It's annoying if a gig gets cancelled, but the chances are we'll get our money back. The artist probably fares less well from the cancellation, and we may see a lot of artists struggling if they can't get out and play.
So, how about, if a gig gets cancelled, and if you can afford it, could you use the refund money to buy something else from that artist instead?
Dig around their website to see if there's anything you don't already have, or if you've got everything, buy something as a gift for a friend. Have a look on Bandcamp (https://bandcamp.com/) in particular as this lets you set your own price for things so you can be a bit more generous. I have often used this to give a little extra to local artists - I'd buy them a pint if I met them in person, so why not tip them for a download?

Cheers

Nick


Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: GubGub (Al) on March 16, 2020, 02:02:06 PM

Here's a thought:
It's annoying if a gig gets cancelled, but the chances are we'll get our money back. The artist probably fares less well from the cancellation, and we may see a lot of artists struggling if they can't get out and play.
So, how about, if a gig gets cancelled, and if you can afford it, could you use the refund money to buy something else from that artist instead?
Dig around their website to see if there's anything you don't already have, or if you've got everything, buy something as a gift for a friend. Have a look on Bandcamp (https://bandcamp.com/) in particular as this lets you set your own price for things so you can be a bit more generous. I have often used this to give a little extra to local artists - I'd buy them a pint if I met them in person, so why not tip them for a download?

Cheers

Nick


There is a heartbreaking post on Calan's FB page today about the effect that this will have on them.


Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: Will S on March 16, 2020, 02:38:56 PM
Cara Dillon has cancelled all her upcoming shows, and Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have postponed theirs.

I saw the Calan post - they had to abandon a US tour partway through - and they have posted a fundraiser to keep them going.


Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on March 16, 2020, 04:25:59 PM

Here's a thought:
It's annoying if a gig gets cancelled, but the chances are we'll get our money back. The artist probably fares less well from the cancellation, and we may see a lot of artists struggling if they can't get out and play.
So, how about, if a gig gets cancelled, and if you can afford it, could you use the refund money to buy something else from that artist instead?
Dig around their website to see if there's anything you don't already have, or if you've got everything, buy something as a gift for a friend. Have a look on Bandcamp (https://bandcamp.com/) in particular as this lets you set your own price for things so you can be a bit more generous. I have often used this to give a little extra to local artists - I'd buy them a pint if I met them in person, so why not tip them for a download?

Cheers

Nick


Was planning to go and see Calan in Maldon Essex in April but this now looks like it won’t happen. However I suppose Nick’s suggestion and will be looking to buy some more of their albums


Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: GubGub (Al) on March 16, 2020, 06:07:13 PM
I think the tin lid is now officially on.


Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: Jim G on March 16, 2020, 06:31:51 PM
From the Levellers


Sorry to say that due to the COVID-19 situation our shows this weekend in Guildford, Norwich and Margate are being postponed until September. All tickets remain valid for the new dates:
Norwich moved to Sun 27th Sep 2020
Margate moved to Thu 3rd Sep 2020
Guildford moved to Mon 21st Sep 2020





Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on March 16, 2020, 08:17:02 PM
Hayseed Dixie are no longer playing Colchester Arts Centre on 24 March but are looking to reschedule the gig for later in the year


Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: vince42 on March 16, 2020, 09:03:16 PM
Quote
Hayseed Dixie are no longer playing Colchester Arts Centre on 24 March but are looking to reschedule the gig for later in the year


Yup, just got the message that Glasgow is postponed too.

Now I'm wondering what will happen with the Moniaive Folk Festival on the early May Bank Holiday weekend - quite possible that the village residents won't want a mass influx of visitors.  I see a few of the local events are already off.

Vince


Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: davidmjs on March 16, 2020, 09:10:11 PM
Ummm...am I missing something here?  ALL GIGS are cancelled.  Or more accurately everybody is being told not to go to them.  We're being advised to avoid gatherings, so nobody is going to any gigs or festivals anywhere until that medical advice changes.  We can speculate until the cows come home about when that might be, but it won't get us very far, will it?


Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: vince42 on March 16, 2020, 09:46:24 PM
I think it's a reflection of the evolving situation.

Last week the advice was different - in Scotland which had the more draconian measure of banning public gatherings of more than 500 people - many gigs were certainly on.

A lot changes in a week - I can only hope that in the coming months a lot changes for the better.

I'm still ok for toilet rolls despite not being able to buy any for over a week...

Vince


Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: Martin F on March 17, 2020, 02:42:42 AM
I'm due to see Maria McKee at the end of the month & unless she or the venue cancels I'll be there.
I'll probably drive into London rather than take public transport, but I'll be there.


Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: Andy on March 17, 2020, 04:08:16 AM
It'll be cancelled. In a month the graphs will still be rising rapidly.


Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: Brendan on March 17, 2020, 06:38:08 AM
The Lark Ascending - including Vashti Bunyan is currently postponed till the end of September currently Rowan Rhienghans is still on at Leeds on Sunday but I imagine that may change


Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: Martin F on March 17, 2020, 07:43:28 AM

It'll be cancelled. In a month the graphs will still be rising rapidly.

I fully expect it to be cancelled.


Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: garrypbrooks on March 17, 2020, 08:39:02 AM

I think it's a reflection of the evolving situation.

Last week the advice was different - in Scotland which had the more draconian measure of banning public gatherings of more than 500 people - many gigs were certainly on.

A lot changes in a week - I can only hope that in the coming months a lot changes for the better.

I'm still ok for toilet rolls despite not being able to buy any for over a week...

Vince


Amongst the inevitable selections of conspiracy theories on Covid-19 doing the rounds on Twitter  is one that George Soros is somehow behind it.

In response, someone tweeted "maybe Soros has bought up all the toilet rolls"

Still, at least the beer shelves in out local supermarkets are very well stacked so I can enjoy a few pints even if I have to wipe my bottom with yesterday's newspaper.


Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: PaulT on March 17, 2020, 08:53:37 AM
… or today's, if it's the S*n!!  ;)


Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: davidmjs on March 17, 2020, 10:05:53 AM

I'm due to see Maria McKee at the end of the month & unless she or the venue cancels I'll be there.
I'll probably drive into London rather than take public transport, but I'll be there.


This is exactly the kind of attitude which will very selfishly put vulnerable people at even greater danger.  The advice from the Chief Medical Officer is to avoid doing exactly this.  How about doing what we're told by those who are better informed than us?  Just a random thought....


Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: MarkV on March 17, 2020, 10:52:45 AM
The Maltings at Farnham has shut its doors for now.  The West End Center (and other Hampshire Cultural Trust venues) are still currently open.  I would be there today for a class but I am expecting to need to collect my 86 year old mum from the Airport on Saturday morning, so doing a bit of distancing for now.


Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: mickf on March 17, 2020, 12:34:06 PM
Lindisfarne have cancelled their tour that was due to begin on Friday at Porthcawl, with a promise to reschedule. Some of the band must be in the 'vulnerable' over 70 bracket!


Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: GubGub (Al) on March 17, 2020, 12:59:41 PM


I'm due to see Maria McKee at the end of the month & unless she or the venue cancels I'll be there.
I'll probably drive into London rather than take public transport, but I'll be there.


This is exactly the kind of attitude which will very selfishly put vulnerable people at even greater danger.  The advice from the Chief Medical Officer is to avoid doing exactly this.  How about doing what we're told by those who are better informed than us?  Just a random thought....


But this is where the government have been irresponsible and cowardly. What they should be doing is closing venues by decree like almost every other European nation but they have left the decisions in the hands of the venues, the artists and the customers because the government doesn't want to foot the bill. It is disgraceful.


Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on March 17, 2020, 01:38:41 PM


But this is where the government have been irresponsible and cowardly. What they should be doing is closing venues by decree like almost every other European nation but they have left the decisions in the hands of the venues, the artists and the customers because the government doesn't want to foot the bill. It is disgraceful.


I agree, the government is still being a bit wishy-washy with its advice even down to personal advice. I am assuming I come under the vulnerable group being type 1 diabetic with blood pressure controlled with medication and having had a kidney transplant but I’ve not been told anything official. As for venues both Colchester Arts Centre and Witham Public Hall where I help out are closing to mid-April. Think they have little choice though


Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: davidmjs on March 17, 2020, 02:08:20 PM



I'm due to see Maria McKee at the end of the month & unless she or the venue cancels I'll be there.
I'll probably drive into London rather than take public transport, but I'll be there.


This is exactly the kind of attitude which will very selfishly put vulnerable people at even greater danger.  The advice from the Chief Medical Officer is to avoid doing exactly this.  How about doing what we're told by those who are better informed than us?  Just a random thought....


But this is where the government have been irresponsible and cowardly. What they should be doing is closing venues by decree like almost every other European nation but they have left the decisions in the hands of the venues, the artists and the customers because the government doesn't want to foot the bill. It is disgraceful.


I agree absolutely, but it doesn't mean we shouldn't show personally responsibility ourselves.


Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: davidmjs on March 17, 2020, 02:08:58 PM



But this is where the government have been irresponsible and cowardly. What they should be doing is closing venues by decree like almost every other European nation but they have left the decisions in the hands of the venues, the artists and the customers because the government doesn't want to foot the bill. It is disgraceful.


I agree, the government is still being a bit wishy-washy with its advice even down to personal advice. I am assuming I come under the vulnerable group being type 1 diabetic with blood pressure controlled with medication and having had a kidney transplant but I’ve not been told anything official. As for venues both Colchester Arts Centre and Witham Public Hall where I help out are closing to mid-April. Think they have little choice though


The official advice is here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people/guidance-on-social-distancing-for-everyone-in-the-uk-and-protecting-older-people-and-vulnerable-adults


Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on March 17, 2020, 02:45:21 PM
Thanks for the above David. By that list I come under at least 3 categories so I guess I’ll just have to hibernate for the next 3 months. Still I’ve got a big pile of CDs still to listen to that I received for my birthday  ;D


Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: Alan2 on March 17, 2020, 03:23:38 PM
The Sage has cancelled everything until further notice. ::) :(


Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: fat Billy(Bill) on March 17, 2020, 03:42:14 PM
I have cancelled the open mic night I run here in Suffolk, I am gutted, its my stress buster


Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: blagden on March 17, 2020, 04:22:37 PM
No English Touring Opera in Buxton for me  :(


Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: John From Austin on March 17, 2020, 04:51:52 PM
My April 2020 gigs in Austin are being rescheduled now.

Monkees (Mike and Mickey) moved from mid-April to July 27. I hope the schedulers are not being overly optimistic. Is it realistic to expect everything to return to normal as early as July? (Folks are whispering about canceling the 2020 election in November...)


Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: davidmjs on March 17, 2020, 04:56:14 PM

My April 2020 gigs in Austin are being rescheduled now.

Monkees (Mike and Mickey) moved from mid-April to July 27. I hope the schedulers are not being overly optimistic. Is it realistic to expect everything to return to normal as early as July? (Folks are whispering about canceling the 2020 election in November...)


I bet they are!


Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: Nick on March 17, 2020, 05:08:42 PM

 Is it realistic to expect everything to return to normal as early as July?


Yes and no.

The theory is that the virus will spread less easily in warmer weather and our resilience to infection will be a little better. This should mean that outbreaks are much less likely, and a given crowd is much less likely to contain the virus.

However … The virus will not go away entirely over the summer. The probability of infection that should go down but not to zero. Also, this is just a theory. There's not enough evidence yet as to how Covid-19 responds to warmer weather.

Also, it is extremely unlikely there will be a vaccine available by the summer. It is anticipated that vaccinations might not be possible until next year. So people will still be able to catch the virus in the summer, and if they do they will still get sick from it.

I think the notion of opening up restrictions in the summer is a hope that the Northern Hemisphere at least will get a period of relief before next autumn and winter's onslaught begins.

Cheers

Nick


Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: GubGub (Al) on March 17, 2020, 06:17:47 PM


 Is it realistic to expect everything to return to normal as early as July?


Yes and no.

The theory is that the virus will spread less easily in warmer weather and our resilience to infection will be a little better. This should mean that outbreaks are much less likely, and a given crowd is much less likely to contain the virus.

However … The virus will not go away entirely over the summer. The probability of infection that should go down but not to zero. Also, this is just a theory. There's not enough evidence yet as to how Covid-19 responds to warmer weather.

Also, it is extremely unlikely there will be a vaccine available by the summer. It is anticipated that vaccinations might not be possible until next year. So people will still be able to catch the virus in the summer, and if they do they will still get sick from it.

I think the notion of opening up restrictions in the summer is a hope that the Northern Hemisphere at least will get a period of relief before next autumn and winter's onslaught begins.

Cheers

Nick



I would just add that I think the hope (but not guarantee) is that some form of therapeutic breakthrough will take place much earlier than the vaccine. This is also being worked on but the history of this virus is still only a liile over two months. By July we will be a further three to four months down the line and hopefull most countries will be where China is now or a little beyond by then, i.e. with minimal new daily infections with in excess of 80% of recorded infections having recovered. But the vaccine is ultimately key because all of the time that the virus exists, it has the potential to spread fast unless there is an immunity build up which nobody is certain about.


Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: garrypbrooks on March 17, 2020, 06:43:49 PM


 Is it realistic to expect everything to return to normal as early as July?


However … The virus will not go away entirely over the summer. The probability of infection that should go down but not to zero. Also, this is just a theory. There's not enough evidence yet as to how Covid-19 responds to warmer weather.



I was delivering IT training at a biotechnology company last week, where I heard the views of some very knowledgeable people, i.e.: it's possible that a hot summer will dramatically reduce the virus infections but by no means certain, there just isn't enough evidence yet  - and we don't know how hot the summer will be.


Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: Jim on March 17, 2020, 07:52:37 PM
Bury Met is closed for the foreseeable, which means no trip up there on thursday to see the mighty Daoiri Farrell.
But better safe than sorry and hopefully when the all clear is sounded there will be plenty more chances to see him perform.


Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on March 17, 2020, 09:58:25 PM
Guessing now that Cropredy this year is by no means guaranteed despite it being still some 4 months away?


Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: Paul on March 17, 2020, 10:00:03 PM
All Hampshire's cultural venues are now shut. Sadly this means that the New Theatre Royal has postponed Aida by Russian Opera. Great shame. For a start I love the opera, and secondly, I want to see how on earth they fit a full orchestra in the tiny pit.

It also means we are unable to rehearse Ruddigore, so it is postponed, possibly for a whole year. I had nearly learnt my lines, and was looking forward to being a ghost.

Paul


Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: Will S on March 18, 2020, 09:50:52 AM

Guessing now that Cropredy this year is by no means guaranteed despite it being still some 4 months away?


This was shared on the Fairport website yesterday:

As you will doubtless have heard, on Monday 16 March Boris Johnson announced new stringent measures to tackle the Covid-19 outbreak.


Fortunately, Cropredy comes at the end of the summer – still five months away - and the situation may be different by then. So at this stage we still plan to stage our festival as usual.

 

In recent years Cropredy has survived foot and mouth, avian flu, swine fever, SARS and, last year, the gales which disrupted so many other events. This year we will do our utmost to keep the show on the road.

We’ll share further updates about our plans on Twitter, Facebook, our website and our e-newsletters.

Meanwhile, look after yourselves, follow public health advice and keep washing those hands. We look forward to seeing you in the field in August.


Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: David W on March 18, 2020, 10:53:03 AM
Oxford May Day celebrations cancelled.

DW


Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: Nick on March 18, 2020, 11:06:18 AM
Glastonbury has cancelled...

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/mar/18/glastonbury-festival-postponed-due-to-coronavirus


Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: Tim Fletcher on March 18, 2020, 11:13:29 AM
No surprise that all parkruns are cancelled for the time being. Not exactly a gig but they serve a similar purpose in giving enjoyment and social interaction as well as the exercise.


Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: garrypbrooks on March 18, 2020, 11:22:11 AM


Guessing now that Cropredy this year is by no means guaranteed despite it being still some 4 months away?


In recent years Cropredy has survived foot and mouth, avian flu, swine fever, SARS and, last year, the gales which disrupted so many other events. This year we will do our utmost to keep the show on the road.



That's some Bulldog spirit guys!!!!

Like the front page of the Star said today "Stick it up yer virus!"


Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: AdrianW on March 18, 2020, 02:42:11 PM
Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets tour in April/May rescheduled to October.


Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: davidmjs on March 18, 2020, 02:48:54 PM

Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets tour in April/May rescheduled to October.


Guildford is the last night of the tour now.  Looking forward to this greatly (slight return).


Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: AdrianW on March 18, 2020, 02:59:33 PM
Looks like rescheduled dates for Saucerful in London and Southampton are still being worked on.
From my notification email:
October 2020:
   Thu 01 - Bath Forum
   Sun 04 - York Barbican
   Mon 05 - Cardiff St David's Hall
   Wed 07 - Gateshead' Sage
   Thu 08 - Edinburgh Usher Hall
   Fri 09 - Manchester O2 Apollo
   Sun 11 - Oxford New Theatre
   Mon 12 - Leicester De Montfort Hall
   Wed 14 - Sheffield City Hall
   Thu 15 - Ipswich Regent
   Fri 16 - Liverpool Philharmonic
   Mon 19 - Brighton Dome
   Thu 22 - Birmingham Symphony Hall
   Sat 24 - Guildford G Live
   All tickets remain valid.
   Customers are advised to retain their tickets and ticket confirmations
   at this
   time.
   We are currently working on re-scheduled dates for the shows in London
   &
   Southampton. Customers are advised to retain their tickets and ticket
   confirmations at this time. More information will be announced in the
   near
   future on these rescheduled shows.



Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: delfini (Diane) on March 18, 2020, 03:05:50 PM
Cambridge Corn Exchange and The Junction have closed. They are trying to reschedule gigs.


Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: JJ (Joanna) on March 18, 2020, 04:10:31 PM
Cecil Sharp House has cancelled all gigs.


Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on March 18, 2020, 05:57:46 PM
Think it’s safe to say that every music/entertainment venue has or is closing for a couple of months at least. All the venues I regularly go to certainly have. Just hoping we get over this by the summer since being one of the “vulnerable” group being on immuno-suppressant medication means that I can’t go and see people at all for around 12 weeks as I have to be “shielded”! Have to say I’m already struggling to deal with this but have no choice


Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: Jules Gray on March 18, 2020, 08:27:39 PM
ALL OF THEM


Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: RobertD on March 18, 2020, 09:00:21 PM
Though its not at all the same thing, I am very thankful for some of the online shows artists are now performing. Right now two artists I know are doing something cool just to keep us locked in to things other than the news. Texas guitar slinger Jackie Venson is performing a live stream every night via FB. Sometimes its a little loose...but when she gets going, man is it good! Also this Thursday, I will be 'attending' by way of a paid donation to Raye Zaragoza's concert she has billed as her SXSW performance...since that was cancelled. So it is a pay what you want donation and I'm really looking forward to it.


Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: Nick on March 18, 2020, 11:03:39 PM

I am very thankful for some of the online shows artists are now performing.


This is becoming quite the thing. I've enjoyed shows by Bryde and Tom Williams in the last day or so. Perhaps this should be the new thread...


Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: YaBB Master (Colin) on March 18, 2020, 11:44:32 PM


I am very thankful for some of the online shows artists are now performing.


This is becoming quite the thing. I've enjoyed shows by Bryde and Tom Williams in the last day or so. Perhaps this should be the new thread...


Well yes, possibly ever a new topic. It's on my list for tomorrow, but Nick is an admin, he could do it.  :P


Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: mikec on March 19, 2020, 11:47:56 AM
Or maybe just post them in upcoming gigs?


Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: YaBB Master (Colin) on March 19, 2020, 12:00:58 PM

Or maybe just post them in upcoming gigs?

I'm working on this and will publish a whole new section later.


Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: Nick on March 19, 2020, 12:57:23 PM



I am very thankful for some of the online shows artists are now performing.


This is becoming quite the thing. I've enjoyed shows by Bryde and Tom Williams in the last day or so. Perhaps this should be the new thread...


Well yes, possibly ever a new topic. It's on my list for tomorrow, but Nick is an admin, he could do it.  :P


Missed me by minutes last night, sorry. It's looking good though, Yabb  8)


Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: blagden on March 19, 2020, 03:25:15 PM
Clearly never going to reach Barnsley as this year's Underneath The Stars festival is still going ahead.


Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: mikec on March 19, 2020, 04:17:15 PM


Or maybe just post them in upcoming gigs?

I'm working on this and will publish a whole new section later.


And have just posted in it. Top work young Yabb  8)


Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: John From Austin on May 20, 2020, 03:41:15 PM
The Who - Houston, April 30, 2020 - previously postponed TBD, now officially cancelled.  :(

I don't know what this portends for a future Who U.S. tour. Will such a thing ever happen? They're not getting any younger.


Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: John From Austin on May 21, 2020, 04:39:06 PM
The Who, American Airlines Center, Dallas - originally set for April 2020, then "postponed" TBD, now officially cancelled.  :(

Obviously, the entire North American leg of the Moving On Tour is now off the books. Fingers crossed they will sally forth again in some form or fashion, in the new reality.


Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: John From Austin on May 21, 2020, 07:30:49 PM
The Who's official website suggests the U.S. Moving On! Tour will be rescheduled at some future point. I presume the cancellations were finalized in order to facilitate refunds, and do not reflect an intention to abandon the idea of resuming the tour. [fingers crossed emoji]


Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on May 22, 2020, 07:44:34 AM

The Who's official website suggests the U.S. Moving On! Tour will be rescheduled at some future point. I presume the cancellations were finalized in order to facilitate refunds, and do not reflect an intention to abandon the idea of resuming the tour. [fingers crossed emoji]
They've rescheduled the UK tour dates, maybe the delay in the US is in the negotiation?  


Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: davidmjs on May 22, 2020, 04:13:47 PM
Not really the right place for this, but I've just seen (on Fairporters on FB) that the Leicester Haymarket has been declared insolvent.  This means that it will probably revert to council control (whatever that means in practice)...

Incidentally I once saw Ashley's revived Lark Rise there (c.'84 ish)


Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: John From Austin on May 22, 2020, 05:00:22 PM


The Who's official website suggests the U.S. Moving On! Tour will be rescheduled at some future point. I presume the cancellations were finalized in order to facilitate refunds, and do not reflect an intention to abandon the idea of resuming the tour. [fingers crossed emoji]
They've rescheduled the UK tour dates, maybe the delay in the US is in the negotiation?  


Fingers crossed!


Title: Re: Cancelled Gigs
Post by: Will S on May 23, 2020, 04:13:41 PM

Not really the right place for this, but I've just seen (on Fairporters on FB) that the Leicester Haymarket has been declared insolvent.  This means that it will probably revert to council control (whatever that means in practice)...

Incidentally I once saw Ashley's revived Lark Rise there (c.'84 ish)


I have a vague memory of seeing something at the Sheffield Crucible around then which may have been Lark Rise, but I can't remember for sure and don't know how to find out what it was!