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Hurricane Irene forces festival and concert cancellations, postponements

on August 26, 2011, 10:29am

hurricane Hurricane Irene forces festival and concert cancellations, postponements

Hurricane Irene plans to obliterate the United States East coast this weekend, meaning a lot of concerts and festivals have been/will be forced to change their plans. Not even Dave Matthews can overcome the storm; Rolling Stone reports that the folk-rock warrior has postponed the second and third day of his New York City Caravan stop at Governors Island. As of now, today’s festivities will go ahead as planned.

Other festivals and concerts postponed or canceled as a result of the impending storm:

– New York City’s free Afro-Punk festival has reportedly been canceled. The two-day event was to feature Janelle Monáe, Santigold, Das Racist, Toro Y Moi, Cee-Lo Green, and Kenna, among others.

– Hoboken, NJ’s hMag Fest has been postponed. Festival organizers say the festival, which promises The Walkmen, School of Seven Bells, and The Kickdrums, will be rescheduled to an upcoming weekend in September.

– Crownsville, MD’s Silopanna Music Festival has been canceled. The one-day event was to feature Matt & Kim, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Fitz & the Tantrums, and Trombone Short & Oreans Avenue

– Central’s Park scheduled Sunday concert featuring Jagged Edge, Avant, and Melanie Fiona has been canceled. It was to be the final free show at Central Park Summerstage this summer.

– Michael Jackson’s birthday celebrations at Prospect Park and Irving Plaza in New York City have been canceled.

– CANT’s scheduled show at New York’s Mercury Lounge on Sunday has been postponed.

– Ted Leo’s scheduled show at New York’s Rock Shop on Saturday has been canceled.

We’ll update this post as more postponements and cancellations are announced.


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August 26, 2011 at 6:56 pm

My visit to your mom’s is unfortunately postponed.

August 26, 2011 at 4:39 pm

The Miami date of Identity Festival was postponed as well, due to the storm. I had tickets. :(

August 26, 2011 at 3:30 pm

see, even god hates dave matthews band

Alex Young
August 26, 2011 at 3:34 pm

Well, there’s this: http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/tim-graham/2007/11/16/rock-star-dave-matthews-god-more-irritating-santa-claus

August 26, 2011 at 5:53 pm

he’s entitled to his own opinion, but damn, what a stupid reason to deny the existence of God. I have even less respect for him now, if that was possible.

August 26, 2011 at 2:50 pm

smart move. the decisions were undoubtedly inspired from the recent festival/storm tragedies. no one wants to see that again.


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