2002 – Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher suffers from whiplash and shock after he is injured in a car accident in Indianapolis. The band is forced to postpone upcoming concerts in Philadelphia and Boston.
2002 – Dave Matthew’s strained vocal chords forces the postponement of a DMB show at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
2000 – Ex-Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft takes a nasty tumble off the stage at the Academy club in Birmingham, U.K., breaking two ribs and injuring his back. As a result, the final two shows of the artist’s U.K. tour, set for the next two days at London’s Brixton Academy, are postponed until early 2001.
2000 – The Rhyme & Reason Tour, featuring the Beastie Boys and Rage Against the Machine postponed due to a biking injury suffered by Beastie Boys principal Mike D.
1999 – Hurricane Floyd forces the Backstreet Boys to postpone their show at National Car Rental Center in Sunrise, Fla., near Ft. Lauderdale.
1999 – Portly Blues Traveler harmonica puffer John Popper experiences chest pains and undergoes angioplasty at a Los Angeles hospital. He’s released four days later, but the band postpones all appearances for the month.
1998 – It is announced that Billy Joel has postponed the fall leg of his current world tour due to recurring throat problems.
1998 – It is announced that Aerosmith will postpone the first 13 dates of its 50-date U.S. tour following a freak gas station fire that leaves drummer Joey Krammer with seconddegree burns. This marks the second setback to the Aerosmith tour; 18 earlier dates had to be postponed following Steven Tyler’s knee injury and surgery […]
1998 – John Fogerty cancels the first date of his U.S. tour because it conflicts with Game 5 of the NBA Finals, in which the Chicago Bulls face the Utah Jazz. Fogerty claims When we realized just what this day might mean to the folks in Chicago, it only made sense to postpone the show. […]
1998 – The Rolling Stones announce that they are postponing the U.K. dates on their current European tour until June of the following year. A statement cites “rescheduling problems, insurance claims, and tax issues.
1998 – Steven Tyler sustains a knee injury at Aerosmith’s concert in Anchorage, Alaska. The injury is bad enough to require surgery and force the band to postpone the 14 remaining dates of its North American tour.
1997 – Diana, Princess of Wales, dies. Her Deaths is felt in various corners of the U.K. music business. Scottish act Wet Wet Wet and Primal Scream postpone U.K. shows. U2 pays tribute to the Princess before their Sept. 2 show in Edinburgh, Scotland. Michael Jackson dedicates his Sept. 3 HIStory concert in Ostend, Belgium, […]