Monday, November 16, 2009

Bad Lieutenant Cancels U.S. Dates, Visa/Immigration Issues Cited

Last week, we announced Bernard Sumner's new group, Bad Lieutenant, was set to play four U.S. dates this week, two as headliners, two as openers for The Pixies in NYC and Chicago. Word came down today that they've had to cancel due to visa problems.

It is with frustration and regret that Bad Lieutenant reluctantly announces the cancellation of the band's four U.S. dates set to commence next week. The more stringent immigration laws and changing visa parameters resulted in an inability to process the necessary paperwork.

"We were all so very excited about coming to the States to play our new music for our American fans," said Bad Lieutenant's Bernard Sumner, "and are extremely disappointed that on this occasion, we won't have the opportunity to do so. We plan to reschedule the Chicago and New York shows along with some additional U.S. dates in Spring."

Black Gold will replace Bad Lieutenant on the two Pixies-opener dates.

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