Bragg’s Family Crisis
Citing his mother’s pancreatic cancer, singer/songwriter/rebel with a cause Billy Bragg nixed his U.S. tour scheduled to begin March 24 in Brownfield, Maine, saying “rescheduled dates and/or refunds” will be available soon.
Sadly, Maria Bragg passed away two days after Bragg made his announcement. Visit BillyBragg.co.uk for more information.
Ke$ha Postpones Japan
Ke$ha has postponed her upcoming tour of Japan scheduled to begin March 22 in Nagoya, posting a statement on her website indicating that her show is just too much fun to take place in a country whose citizens are still trying to recover from one of the biggest natural disasters in recorded history.
“My heart is with Japan right now through this disaster and these hardships. I genuinely don’t think right now would be appropriate timing for me to perform in Japan given the content and the spirit of my show, which is all about feeling exuberant, rowdy and wild. I plan to bring my party there and to that part of the world when we are all ready to dance and Get $leazy together again. In the meantime I am going to do everything I can to help relief efforts and I encourage everyone in the world to do the same.”
Good Charlotte Not Feeling So Good
Illness has forced Good Charlotte to cancel a couple of shows scheduled for tonight and tomorrow night.
Touring with Forever The Sickest Kids, Good Charlotte was to play the Roseland Theatre in Portland, Ore, tonight and the Showbox At The Market in Seattle March 22. Refunds are available at points of purchase.
Gallagher Still Working
Funny guy and master of the Sledge-O-Matic, Gallagher wants you to know he isn’t canceling any dates. That’s good news considering Gallagher collapsed on stage less than two weeks ago.
Gallagher was performing at the Whiskey Bones Roadhouse in Rochester, Minn., March 10 when he suddenly collapsed and had to be taken to St. Mary’s Hospital where he underwent tests and was determined to have suffered a minor heart attack. Gallagher was eventually released from the hospital March 13.
Now Gallagher’s management company has issued a statement reassuring fans that the man and his sledgehammer will keep on doing what God put them on this earth to accomplish – making people laugh while smashing things.
Gallagher’s next engagement is a two-night stand at the New York Comedy Club in Boca Raton, Fla., March 25-26. Visit GallagherSmash.com for more info.