It was either Pitchfork or Stereogum that said cancelling shows is the new playing shows. I never knew just how acute that prognostication would turn out. The White Stripes and Kaiser Chiefs have already pulled the plug on their tours this week – and it's only Wednesday.
I didn't get tickets to either of the now-scrapped White Stripes shows, but I was not left on the sidelines today. NME is reporting (and an e-mail from TicketWeb confirms) that the Noisettes have put the kibosh on their North American tour, including the Sept. 27 show at Chop Suey, as part of Club Pop. Refunds at point of purchase, band claims exhaustion and needs a break, yada yada yada.
This routine is becoming familiar. I've had tickets for 4 shows that have cancelled this summer (which is not officially over yet): Lily Allen, Kelly Clarkson, Amy Winehouse, and now the Noisettes. Can anyone out there beat that?
What's the next band/artist I adore to be added to this prestigous list (which also includes the Cure)? The Pipettes? Arctic Monkeys? Metric?