Bone Thugs-N-Visa Disharmony Downunder

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony was forced to play its sold-out July 1 Foundry show in Christchurch, New Zealand, as a three-piece when member Flesh-n-Bone was denied a Working Visa and Layzie Bone was delayed in Los Angeles.

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poses for his mug shot in Cleveland, Ohio.

Flesh-n-Bone (Stanley Howse) spent 12 years in Pleasant Valley State Prison on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and probation violation. He was released July 2008.

As a result, Flesh-n-Bone will not be part of the New Zealand and Australian run – advertised as the first time all five members were to perform together downunder. The shows were the first outside America for Bizzy Bone accompanied by Krayzie Bone and Wish Bone.

Flesh-n-Bone’s younger brother, Layzie Bone, was also delayed at Los Angeles airport as the pair were set to travel together. However, Layzie is expected to join the outfit at the second New Zealand show, in Auckland’s Vector Arena July 2.

Promoters posted on Facebook that the visa was canceled “despite our best efforts with international visa agencies, right up until the end.”

Full refunds were offered. The Grammy-nominated act from Cleveland, which has sold 30 million albums, is at Eaton Hills Centre in Brisbane (July 3), Prince Bandroom, Melbourne (July 4), Metropolis, Perth (July 5) and The Metro, Sydney (July 6).