Odds & Ends: Rick Ross, Arlo Guthrie, Lily Tomlin and Modest Mouse

Rick Ross postpones a weekend Los Angeles gig, Arlo Guthrie cancels Providence, Lily Tomlin nixes Atlanta, and Modest Mouse slots a few November gigs.

Rick Ross Still Resting

It shouldn’t come as any surprise that Rick Ross has postponed his Oct. 23 Los Angeles gig at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. The rapper has been sidelined with health issues since he suffered not one, but two seizures last weekend while attempting to travel to Memphis on two separate flights.

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White River Amphitheatre, Auburn, Wash.

Ross’ first seizure occurred Oct. 14 while he was on a Delta Air Lines flight originating in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The plane returned to the airport where Ross was taken to a local hospital.

After being treated and released, Ross tried winging his way to Memphis aboard a private jet. However, a second seizure resulted in the plane making an emergency landing in Birmingham, Ala., where he was treated once again at a local hospital before being released.

Ross eventually made it to Atlanta by hitching a ride on DJ Khaled’s tour bus. At this time he is reported to be resting comfortably at home, according to MTV blog RapFix.

Earlier this week Ross canceled a performance scheduled for tonight at Georgia State University’s homecoming concert in downtown Atlanta. Now his planned gig for Sunday in Los Angeles at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live that was supposed to include performances by Busta Rhymes and Jayo Felony has been pushed back to Jan. 13. Tickets purchased for the original October date will be honored on the new night.

“We truly want Rick Ross to be at 110 % so that he is able to offer fans a once-in-a-lifetime show. His healthy recovery is our main concern, and we have worked with management to ensure the new date gives Rick Ross enough time to recoup,” promoter Tru Royalty Entertainment said in a statement, according to Los Angeles Times blog Pop & Hiss. The company is co-promoting the gig with Clear Channel.

Tomlin Cancels Atlanta

Funny lady Lily Tomlin has scratched a planned performance for Atlanta. The actress/comedian was scheduled to perform at the city’s Symphony Hall Nov. 4.

According to an announcement from the Atlanta Symphony, Tomlin’s date bit the dust due to a “recent scheduling conflict.”

Refunds are available at points of purchase. Fans who purchased tickets online or by phone will receive automatic refunds.

No Guthrie For Providence

Arlo Guthrie’s Providence, R.I., stop on his “Boys Night Out” tour has been scratched.

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Symphony Hall, Boston, Mass.

Guthrie was supposed to play The VETS Nov. 16, but that date has ended up on the ever-growing pile of shows that will never happen. So far, no reason for the cancellation has been given.

Ticket holders can get priority seating for Guthrie’s Nov. 3 show at Boston’s Wilbur Theatre. Otherwise, refunds are available at points of purchase.

Modest Mouse Doesn’t Cancel Anything

With all the cancellations and postponements, it’s nice to see a band adding rather than subtracting shows.

Modest Mouse has slotted two November gigs in the U.S. The band is playing Austin at Stubb’s Bar-B-Q / Waller Creek Amphitheatre Nov. 9 and Dallas at the Palladium Ballroom Nov. 10. The shows lead up to the group’s South America gig at the SWU Festival in Paulinia, Brazil Nov. 13.

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Sasquatch! Music Festival, Gorge Amphitheatre, Quincy, Wash.

Tickets for Austin and Dallas went on sale today. Visit ModestMouse.com for more information.