Changes: Kansas, Glenn Hughes, King King, Marianas Trench, ‘Wonderfruit’

Game 6 of the World Series results in Kansas postponing tonight’s gig in Akron, Ohio … Blaming his touring partner’s new manager, bassist Glenn Hughes nixes U.K./Europe tour … Vocal ailments force King King to change touring plans … Ditto for Marianas Trench … Thailand’s “Wonderfruit” festival moves from December to February,

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Rams Head Live!, Baltimore, Md.

Kansas spread the word via social media yesterday that tonight’s Game 6 of the World Series is the reason for postponing its show planned for the Goodyear Theater in Akron, Ohio. 

The Cleveland Indians are one game away from defeating the Chicago Cubs in this year’s Series.  Plus, Akron is in solid Indians territory, a fact Kansas can’t ignore.

The legendary progressive band said in a statement that it was postponing Tuesday’s gig “due to the majority of the Akron & Cleveland area’s longtime commitment to the Cleveland Indians and to Tuesday night’s historic Game Six of Major League Baseball’s World Series.”

The band added that it hoped “to be able to re-schedule the show for a future date” and that “refunds can be received from point of purchase.”

Kansas’ next tour stop is the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee Nov. 3.

“A recent vocal condition” is to blame for King King rescheduling most, but not all of its tour of the United Kingdom.  The band has postponed all but four of its planned November shows and has moved several gigs to 2017.

“I’ve seen my ENT specialist,” King King’s lead singer / guitarist Alan Nimmo said.  “He put a camera down my throat to look at what condition my vocal cords were in.  Unfortunately, there’s still a good bit of inflammation and redness.  I’ve been working with a vocal coach to build strength and stamina to aid my recovery.”

Shows originally scheduled for Edinburgh, Chester, Clitheroe and London will take place as planned. Dates planned for Norwich, Brighton, Southampton, Bristol and other locales spread out from January through May.  Here’s the revised schedule with changes bolded for easy reference:

Nov. 25 – Edinburgh, Scotland, The Queens Hall
Nov. 26 – Chester, England, The Live Rooms
Nov. 27 – Clitheroe, England, Grand Venue
Nov. 29 – London, England, O2 Academy Islington
Jan. 13 – Cardiff, Wales, The Globe
Jan. 14 – Frome, England, Cheese & Grain
Feb. 3 – Norwich, England, Waterfront
Feb. 4 – Southampton, England, The 1865
Feb. 18 – Exeter, England, Exeter Phoenix
March 3 – Brighton, England, Old Market Theatre
March 4 – Bilston, England, The Robin 2
May 14 – Aberdeen, Scotland, Lemon Tree

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Not only has Glenn Hughes canceled his U.K. / Europe co-headlining run but he’s blaming the reason for the change of plans on Living Colour’s management.

Photo: Steve Johnston

Hughes, in support of his new album Resonate, was supposed to launch the tour with Living Colour next week in Leamington Spa, England.  A press release issued today states that Living Colour’s “new management” put the band on Alter Bridge’s tour even though it was aware that it would interfere with the co-headlining outing.

“I am saddened and disappointed that I will not be able to perform for my U.K. and European fans as I had originally intended,” Hughes said in a statement.  “When I partnered with Living Colour to do this tour, I thought we would be able to make something special happen at these shows.  Unfortunately, an undermining manager got involved and in turn ruined what would have been an amazing tour.  I can’t wait to get back to the U.K. and Europe to bring the new songs of Resonate to my fans overseas.”

Blaming an “unforeseen conflict,” Living Colour announced the change in plans Oct. 20.

A throat infection ailing singer Josh Ramsay has forced Marianas Trench to rearrange its tour plans.

The rock band from Vancouver, British Columbia, was supposed to be touring Canada right now, but the malady has forced the group to put things off until Nov. 16 when it returns to the road.  Dates originally scheduled through Nov. 14 have been moved to January and February.

“We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our fans,” the band said in a statement.  “The human instrument is a delicate one, and unfortunately more time is the only way to heal.  Thank you for your patience and understanding and shared hatred of the plague.  Can’t wait to see y’all soon.”

Photo: AP Photo / The Canadian Press, Derek Mortensen
2013 Juno Awards, Brandt Centre, Regina, Saskatchewan

The statement also notes in a tongue-in-cheek manner that drummer Ian Casselman suffered a “tiny little scratch” on his arm that has “gotta heal before he can play drums ever again.”

With rescheduled dates bolded for your convenience, here’s the revised Marianas Trench routing:

Nov. 16 – Saint Catharines, Ontario, Meridian Centre
Nov. 17 – Windsor, Ontario, Caesars Windsor “The Colosseum”
Nov. 18 – Ottawa, Ontario, TD Place – Arena
Nov. 20 – Moncton, New Brunswick, The Molson Canadian Centre
Nov. 21 – Halifax, Nova Scotia, Scotiabank Centre
Nov. 24 – St. John’s, Newfoundland, Mile One Centre
Jan. 31 – Thunder Bay, Ontario, Thunder Bay Community Auditorium
Feb. 2 – Brandon, Manitoba, Keystone Centre
Feb. 6 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, SaskTel Centre
Feb. 8 – Grande Prairie, Alberta, Revolution Place
Feb. 9 – Prince George, British Columbia, CN Centre
Feb. 10 – Abbotsford, British Columbia, Abbotsford Centre
Feb. 12 – Victoria, British Columbia,  Save On Foods Memorial Centre

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The Oct. 13 death of Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej has resulted in the fest being pushed back a few months.

Originally planned Dec. 15-18 in Chonburi, the festival is now scheduled Feb. 16-19 at The Fields at Siam Country Club in Pattaya, Thailand.  So far, there has been no word as to how many acts on the original lineup will appear on the festival’s rescheduled dates. Acts booked to appear on Wonderfruit’s December dates included Rudimental, Coran, and DJ Dragon.

“Given the current and ongoing situation here in Thailand, as we face the passing of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, we announce the postponement of Wonderfruit” organizers said in a statement posted on the festival’s website. “Taking into account the sentiment of the country and the guidelines set by the government of Thailand, we will observe a 100-day grieving period, so we are able to pay our proper respects, in unity with the Thai people.”

Refunds are available.  Go to for more information.