Foo Fighters Confirm North American Tour is Still On

Following the massive injury Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl suffered after missing the edge of the stage in Sweden a couple of weeks ago, the band, reluctantly, had to cancel all European tour dates they had previously scheduled including last weekend’s Glastonbury Festival.

Since the cancellation announcement was made, fans of the band in North America were beginning to wonder if their upcoming tour would also be affected because of Grohl’s injuries. Turns out, the North American tour is completely safe from cancellation and will go on as scheduled.

Taking to Twitter, the band posted a simple tweet confirming the tour will kick off this Saturday, July 4, at the R.F.K. Stadium in Washington D.C. for the band’s Fourth of July Bash.

The Fourth of July Bash kick off is not going to be like any other tour stops; it’s going to be a party. The band had announced that the fourth of July tour stop is going to be a party to celebrate the band’s self-titled, debut record which will officially turn 20 on the Fourth of July.

Like the band needed any other reason to light up fireworks and rock out.

Special guests like Joan Jett, Heart, LL Cool J, and many more are slated to appear at the show on Saturday.

The complete list of Summer/Fall tour dates can be seen below.


7/4/15 – Washington DC – RFK Stadium

7/6/15 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center *

7/9/15 – Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre *

7/16/15 – New York, NY – Citi Field *

7/18/15 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park **

7/19/15 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park *

8/12/15 – Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place *

8/13/15 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome *

8/17/15 – Denver, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre *

8/19/15 – Maryland Heights, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater *

8/21/15 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center *

8/22/15 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center *

8/24/15 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre *

8/25/15 – Pittsburgh, PA – First Niagara Pavilion *

8/27/15 – Indianapolis, IN – Klipsch Music Center

8/29/15 – Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field (SOLD OUT)

9/11/15 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena

9/12/15 – George, WA – Gorge Amphitheatre

9/14/15 – Portland, OR – Moda Center

9/16/15 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre

9/18/15 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center

9/21/15 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum

9/25/15 – Phoenix, AZ – AK-Chin Pavilion

9/27/15 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater

9/29/15 – Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Energy Arena

9/30/15 – Wichita, KS – INTRUST Bank Arena

10/4/15 – Atlanta, GA – Centennial Olympic Park

10/5/15 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena

10/7/15 – Memphis, TN – FedExForum

* w/ special guest Royal Blood
** w/ special guest Mission of Burma

Foo Fighters Tribute Band to Play for Disappointed Fans

When the Foo Fighters announced that all their European tour dates had to be scrapped because of the massive injury frontman Dave Grohl suffered during the band’s show in Sweden, there was a collective sound of hearts breaking.

In an attempt to make those fans feel a little better, UK Foo Fighters, a Foo Fighters tribute band, has announced they will be performing two shows for those brokenhearted people.

The tribute band announced the news via a tweet that they will be performing at a venue near Wembley Stadium in London during the same two days the iconic group were set to perform; Friday (June 19) and Saturday (June 20).

“It’s an absolute honour to confirm we will be playing Wembley this Friday and Saturday evening for fans from all over the world who have travelled to London this weekend, and for Dave and Foo Fighters, who we know are gutted not to be playing,” the band wrote on the social media platform.

Tickets for the real show are being refunded, but for those still wanting to get a taste of the Foo Fighters, entry to the shows will be done through charity donations with all proceeds going directly to Given to Live, a United Kingdom charity.

While the tribute version of the Foo Fighters will be taking  the stage this upcoming weekend, the status of when the real Foo Fighters will be returning to the stage is unknown. Grohl’s doctors had advised the frontman that he needed to stay off his injured for a while, but so far, it appears their United States tour is still on.

Foo Fighters Cancel Remaining European Tour Dates


Looks like Dave Grohl’s “little fall” during the Foo Fighters’ show in Sweden last Friday is going to have a major effect on the band’s touring schedule.

In a post on the Foo Fighters website, Grohl wrote a letter to fans catching them up on what has happened since the infamous and widely seen fall as well as some behind the scenes tid-bits that the audience was not privy to.

As it turns out, the fall ended up being more serious than anyone could have anticipated. Thanks to the fall, Grohl dislocated his ankle and ended up snapping a fibula “like an old pair of take out chopsticks.” The injury was so severe, Grohl was flown to London to have surgery on Monday (June 17).

After the surgery, Grohl was advised by doctors that he would need to lay off of touring for a while meaning that as of right now, all European tour dates have been cancelled including their Friday night headlining spot at Glastonbury.

“My doctors have advised me to lay low for a while. The most important thing now is for me to recover from the surgery, to keep my leg elevated so as to keep swelling down and prevent any infection/complication that could do long-term damage. I’m not out of the woods yet, folk,” Grohl writes in the lengthy post that can completely be read here.

While all the European tour dates have been cancelled, there has yet to be any indication on whether the band’s upcoming United States tour dates will also be affected by the recovery process. The Foo Fighters were/are scheduled to begin touring the United States this summer on the Fourth of July at Washington, D.C.’s RFK Stadium with the tour wrapping up on Oct. 7 at the FedExForum in Memphis.

Of Mice & Men Cancel Tour Dates Due to Frontman’s Hospitalization

Fans of Of Mice & Men who were slated to see the final days of the band’s current tour were given some disappointing news; the shows have been cancelled.

Over the weekend, frontman Austin Carlile was admitted into the hospital and was advised by doctors to stay overnight, though there has been no word on what exactly led to Carlile being admitted in the first place.

The band took to Facebook after his admittance to release a statement about the cancellation of the final dates of their tour and how they will make it up to those unfortunate fans.

“Of Mice & Men regrets to announce that the remaining dates of the ‘Full Circle Tour’ will be cancelled. Therefore, tonight’s [Sunday’s] show at Soma in San Diego and Tuesday’s show at El Plaza Condesa in Mexico City will no longer go ahead. Lead singer Austin Carlile was admitted to a hospital yesterday morning and per doctor’s orders has been kept in overnight for evaluation. The band regrets not being able to perform for their fans and hopes to be back in both cities as soon as possible. Refunds for both shows will be available at point of purchase, however Of Mice & Men are planning to reschedule both shows for a later date in the year. We will have more news on this in the coming weeks and tickets holders are welcome to retain their tickets, as they will remain valid for these rescheduled dates.”

In a twist, as pointed out by Loudwire, this isn’t the first time the band has had to cancel tour dates due to Carlile being hospitalized. Last year, the band has to cancel some European stops because Carlile had gotten a neck injury that he never got checked out. It ended up pushing at the back of his heart and due to previous heart issues, he had to remain hospitalized for several days.

The now-cancelled remaining days of the “Full Circle Tour” was in support of the band’s recently released album, Restoring Force: Full Circle, the reissue of 2014’s Restoring Force.

Asking Alexandria Cancel Upcoming Two Shows

Less than 24 hours after revealing the identity of their new singer, Asking Alexandria have already had to cancel two upcoming tour dates.

The band announced this morning new vocalist, Denis Shaforostov was not granted his visa because the “US government took far longer than anyone could have predicted” resulting in them having to cancel their performances at both Manchester Academy on Sunday (May 31) and the London Underworld on Monday (June 1).

Taking to the web, guitarist Ben Bruce unveiled the saddening, and most likely infuriating news, but did let the fans know that the other guys (sans Shaforostov) will be at the venue for both shows to “hang out.”

Sorry Denis.

“It is with a heavy heart and a great deal of frustration that I must regrettably inform you that our two UK shows have been cancelled due to visa problems.

We have spent the last few days doing everything we possibly can to make sure that these shows wouldn’t be cancelled but at the end of the day the US government took far longer than anyone could have predicted giving Denis his visa which has left us no time to finish his visa process to enter the UK.

You have no idea how much we were all looking forward to these shows and I promise you we will make it up to you. Myself, James, Cam and Sam will still be flying to the UK and will be at the venues on the day of each show to hang out with you guys.”

Tonight Alive Cancel Two Upcoming Shows


Fans of Australian band Tonight Alive were given some bad news yesterday afternoon; the band cancelled two of their upcoming, headlining gigs. The shows were set to take place in Boise, ID and Jacksonville FL.

The announcement came after drummer Matt Best had been diagnosed with Tendinosis following Soundwave 2015 which would require surgery.

Despite the two cancellations, the band will continue their trek across the country as a supporting acts for All Time Low’s current “Future Hearts Tour” which began last week.

As Best wrote in a message to fans on Facebook, the All Time Low gig is only 30 minutes long, but even that seems to be too much for the drummer who admits that he gets through the set because of “painkillers and 24/7 care.”

Read the full post below which also confirms that the band had returned to the recording studio to record their new album.

“Hey guys,

I’m really sorry to say that we have to cancel the upcoming Boise, ID and Jacksonville, FL headline shows.

I was recently diagnosed with tendinosis and tears within the TFCC (ligaments and cartilage) of my wrist during Soundwave 2015.

Although it’s been very painful to play, I’ve been getting through the album recording and All Time Low shows with a lot of painkillers and 24/7 care but it’s been getting harder and I’m having more trouble than I thought.Right now we’ve realized that there is just no way I would be able to play a full headline show. The All Time Low support shows are 30 minutes long and I’m only just about getting through them.

I’m in need of surgery as soon as I get back to Australia, so I’ll be fit and ready to go on the next tour providing the rehab goes well. We really hate to cancel any shows and we promise to come back to Boise and Jacksonville just as soon as we can. I’m sorry for any inconveniences that may occur from this.

Thank you for all your support and understanding,


Dropkick Murphys’ Bus Involved in Fatal Accident


The Dropkick Murphy’s tour bus was involved in an accident in the early hours on Sunday morning that resulted in the band having to cancel their Tulsa tour date last night (Nov. 16).

While en route to Dallas’ airport to drop off a member of the band who was flying home, the band’s tour bus struck a pedestrian north of Austin, TX. Round Rock police confirmed that the accident occurred around 3 a.m. near Interstate 35.

The fatal incident left the band with “a driver that has been severely shaken up by the accident” as well as a “bus too damaged to continue to Tulsa” which resulted in the Boston band having to cancel the show.

In a statement to fans, mostly directed at those attending the show at Cain’s Ballroom, the band revealed they tried to get to Tulsa, but things did not pan out as they hoped for, running out of time before everything could make it to Arizona.
All tickets for the show had been refunded for those who purchased tickets for the event.

Police are currently investigating the incident to confirm whether it was a suicide. In the band’s Facebook statement, they wrote that the pedestrian, who still has yet to be identified, “suddenly ran onto the highway.”

No word yet on whether the band will pick up their tour which is scheduled to continue this Wednesday in Mexico at Salon Jose Cuervo.

Culture Club Cancel Upcoming U.S./U.K. Tour Dates


Anyone hoping to see the reunion of culture Club might have to wait a little longer.

The “Karma Chameleon” group announced today that due to medical issues, they will be cancelling their upcoming United States and United Kingdom tour dates which were suppose to take place beginning this Saturday.

“It is with great regret that the members of Culture Club have announced the cancellation of their tours in North America and the UK scheduled for November and December 2014,” read a press release on behalf of the band.

The medical issue at hand has to do with frontman Boy George. A polyp (a fluid-filled collection that forms when a vocal cord is not rested enough) was discovered on the signer’s throat and in ordered to avoid going under the knife, a throat specialist advised him to rest his voice, resulting in a cancelled tour.

It appears that the band are also upset by the cancellation, reportedly saying that they are “devastated” by the fact that it needed to be done. The dates will be cancelled until further notice, but those who bought tickets may receive full refunds at the point of purchase.

But all does not appear lost. The band did say that they are hoping to reschedule the concerts for next year when Boy George’s problems are resolved.

Funny enough, the group’s supposed new album is slated to be released in 2015, so it would only be fitting to reschedule the shows around the time the new album is out.

Cancelled North American dates can be seen below.


Nov. 15 — Rancho Mirage, CA @ Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa

Nov. 17 — Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater

Nov. 19 — Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Auditorium

Nov. 22 — Las Vegas,NV @ The Pearl

Nov. 25 — New york, NY @ The Beacon Theater

Nov. 28 — Atlantic City, NJ @ Etess Arena

Madden Brothers Postpone Upcoming Tour


Anyone looking forward to the Madden Brothers hitting the road later this month have sadly been given bad news about it; the tour has been postponed.

Writing to fans on their social media accounts, the brothers revealed that their plans on hitting the road to promote their album, Greetings From California had been postponed until 2015.

In the statement, they explain that, “Due to circumstances beyond our control, we will need to postpone the US tour dates until 2015. We appreciate all your support this year and hope to see all of you in the new year! All refunds can be made at the point of purchase. #vibes”

The Madden Brothers, which like their act’s name states is a new project from Benji and Joel Madden formerly of Good Charlotte. The brothers released Greetings From California back in September and this US tour would be their first time heading out on a nationwide tour for it. Front Porch Step and Keta were suppose to, or probably still will be, supporting them.

Now postponed tour dates can be seen below.


Nov 17, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA
Nov 18, 2014 – San Francisco, CA
Nov 20, 2014 – Philadelphia, PA
Nov 21, 2014 – Boston, MA
Nov 23, 2014 – New York, New York
Nov 24, 2014 – Washington, DC

Neon Trees to Cancel Selected North American Tour Dates


North American fans of Utah-based band, Neon Trees might have to wait a little longer for the band’s upcoming tour to reach them.

Today on Twitter, Neon Trees’ frontman, Tyler Glenn took to the social media site to reveal that due to some health issues, the band would have to cancel several dates.

Though the health concerns aren’t on his part, Glenn did reveal that bassist Branden Campbell had to undergo open-heart surgery for a valve replacement. due to that, doctors have requested that Campbell slow down on his rigorous touring schedule.

The full message for fans via the band’s Twitter can be read below.

“First Things First Tour

We regretfully must postpone some dates of our upcoming fall tour due to health issues of our bassist Branden Campbell, who recently underwent open-heart surgery for a valve replacement. The intense touring schedule has been exhaustive and doctors have advised him to slow down.

We had initially thought we should cancel the entire tour, but Branden wouldn’t let us, thus the new abridged dates can be found on our website. We are very sorry that we are postponing some of our upcoming dates. Obviously, our bass player’s health must come first, and we thank all of our fans for understanding. We will make it up to you in the near future – we promise.”

The “First Things First” tour was supposed to be in support of the band’s recently released album, Pop Psychology. Joining them on the tour as supporting acts are No Devotion, Echosmith, The Moth and the Flame, and Fictionist.

Below are the newly revised tour schedule for the band, though according to their website, it looks like majority of the tour dates have been cancelled except  for a few which includes their appearance at the Life is Beautiful Festival, a radio show for KAMX, and a few stops.


9/30 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory *

10/1 – Santa Clara, CA @ Leavey Center*

10/16 – New York, NY @ The Beacon Theatre

10/17 – Harris, MI @ Island Resort & Casino+

10/18 – Harris, MI @ Island Resort & Casino+

10/24 – Las Vegas, NV @ Life Is Beautiful Festival

10/31 – Austin, TX @ KAMX (Radio Show)