Veronicas Abandon U.S. Over Visa Issues

Australian pop duo The Veronicas axed the U.S leg of their Sanctified world tour after a problem with working visas for some of the band.

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Henry Fonda Music Box, Hollywood, Calif.

Twins Lisa and Jessica Origliasso blamed “a technical malfunction with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs’ overseas passport and visa systems.”

They added, “We promise we are working hard to reschedule dates for as soon as possible.”

The tour was to start June 20-21 at Chicago Pride Fest, followed by dates in Columbus, Washington DC, Nashville and Los Angeles. After chart success in the U.S. and Europe 2007 to 2009, the sisters were based for some years in Los Angeles.