2004 – Organizers announce that the Lollapalooza touring festival, set to feature Morrissey, the Pixies and String Cheese Incident as headliners, has been cancelled due to poor ticket sales.
2004 – Democratic presidential hopeful John Kerry cancels two fundraising concerts featuring supporters like Jon Bon Jovi, James Taylor, John Mellencamp, Wyclef Jean, Barbra Streisand and Willie Nelson, out of respect for the recent passing of President Ronald Reagan.
2004 – Rising rock revivalists Jet (“Are You Gonna Be My Girl?”) are forced to cancel the remaining leg of their Australian tour “due to a serious family illness.”
2004 – David Bowie cancels a scheduled concert in Miami after a local stagehand falls to his Deaths at the James L. Knight Center prior to the performance.
2004 – Radiohead is forced to cancel its show in Melbourne after lead singer Thom Yorke develops severe problems with his voice. A local specialist diagnoses Yorke with hoarseness of voice, a significant upper airway infection and associated heavy inflammation of his vocal chords.
2004 – Queens of the Stone Age frontman and Eagles of Death Metal drummer Josh Homme is involved in a bar brawl in New York’s East Village. A publicist described Homme as “injured” and the Eagles cancel their Philadelphia gig.
2003 – Limp Bizkit cancel the Bali, Thailand and the Philippines dates in their tour of Southeast Asia, citing fears of a terrorist attack in those areas.
2003 – Christina Aguilera is forced to cancel the remainder of his English after coming down with bronchitis.
2003 – Van Morrison is ordered in London’s High Court to pay 40,000 pounds ($67,000) in damages to a hotel owner over the cancellation of a scheduled gig. Gary Marlow, landlord of the Crown Hotel in Wiltshire, England, had sued the veteran singer and his production company Exile for up to 400,000 pounds ($670,000), claiming […]
2003 – Britney Spears cancels a scheduled appearance at the MTV Europe Music Awards, blaming illness.
2003 – UK comedy/glam rockers The Darkness resume their tour in London, after cancelling three dates, with singer Justin Hawkins denies tabloid reports that he has throat cancer.
2003 – A black out hits the North East of America. Among those cancelling shows as a result are KISS and Aerosmith, Bob Dylan and Tori Amos.