Tokyo May Yet Rock
British trade magazine Music Week reports that Tokyo Rocks, the festival slated for May but was suddenly canceled several weeks ago, may take place after all later this year, if promoter Takashi Yano has his way.
Originally slated for the 60,000-seat Ajinomoto Stadium May 11-12 with Blur, Primal Scream, and My Bloody Valentine as headliners, the show is now scheduled to take place “in late 2013,” according to a letter that Yano sent to Music Week.
He adds that dates and details will be announced soon, but that he continues to be in touch with all the bands that had previously committed to the event and hopes Creation Records founder Alan McGee, who was “curating” the original dates, remains on board.
Without mentioning names, Yano is quoted saying: “The festival was badly let down by some business associates in Japan which directly resulted in the cancellation. I cannot express enough my extreme disappointment in the circumstances surrounding the situation and the upset this caused both the artists and people due to attend.” He said he still has “complete confidence” in his financial backers.
Yano has not yet sent the same announcement to any other media, including media in Japan.