Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > Entertainment Discussions > Music Talk
Reload this Page >

Music events affected (cancelled) by volcano ash & flights

Music Talk Discuss music in all its forms: CD, MP3, DVD-A, SACD and of course live

Music events affected (cancelled) by volcano ash & flights

Old 04-18-10, 09:55 AM
Senior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Tennessee (but don't hold that against me)
Posts: 512
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Music events affected (cancelled) by volcano ash & flights

GARY NUMAN has been left devastated after Iceland's volcanic eruption forced him to pull out of his slot at the Coachella festival on Sunday (18Apr10), just a day after BAD LIEUTENANT cancelled their performance at the event.

The Cars hitmaker and his band were caught up in Europe's travel chaos on Thursday (15Apr10) after flights across the continent were grounded.

Numan booked seats with British Airways for Sunday morning in the hope the air ban would be lifted.

But the heavy cloud of volcanic ash floating in the skies above Europe isn't moving, and all flights out of Britain have been cancelled until at least Monday (19Apr10).

And the electro-pop pioneer is heartbroken "to see such a huge opportunity" to perform at the California festival wasted.

In a post on his website, he writes, "We have called every transatlantic airline that operates from the U.K. and not only are they not flying, they are not currently accepting any new bookings, not until Tuesday for many of them.

"So, even if they do allow planes to fly later on Sunday or Monday, we can't book seats on any of them. I can't tell you how disappointed we all are." His upcoming sold out shows in San Francisco & Los Angeles this week are in danger of being cancelled because he can not get to the US.

Other Coachella cancellations include: The Cribs, Frightened Rabbit and may include and Delphic.

Numan isn't the only star who has cancelled a Coachella slot because of the disruption - British rockers Bad Lieutenant pulled out of their appearance on Saturday (17Apr10) after they were also stranded in the U.K.

Frontman Bernard Sumner says, "We're stuck in Manchester. We were hoping that conditions might change at the last minute and we'd be able to come and play for our fans."

The group has also axed gigs in Chicago, Illinois on Monday (19Apr10) and New York on Wednesday (21Apr10) because of the flight ban.

Boy George has also been affected by the volcano chaos - he cancelled a show in Switzerland on Saturday night (17Apr10).

Let's start a list of other groups & events being affected by this volcanic ash & not being able to fly!
Old 04-18-10, 10:00 AM
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Sub-basement 3b
Posts: 3,443
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Music events affected (cancelled) by volcano ash & flights

Immortal was going to play in Moscow, but they postponed the concert.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.