“Personal travel anxieties, a complete halt to ticket sales, and a general sense of unease due to the unpredictability of the Bush/Taliban conflict are the primary factors of our decision to postpone,” they said. “Additionally, a sense of responsibility towards our children at this time for an environment of stability and reflection is a needed priority.”

The three-day event has already been rescheduled to March 15-17, 2002, but there’s no word yet on a lineup.

Artists scheduled to appear at the UCLA showcase were Sonic Youth, Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Le Tigre, and Stereolab, among others.

All Tomorrow’s Parties was conceived by Brit indie band Belle and Sebastian. The idea was a festival for indie groups to come together and have a good time, without all the hoopla – press, high ticket prices, sponsorship – that goes along with most festivals.

The concert event has been such a hit in the U.K. that they decided to take things overseas.