Upcoming Concerts: The Cancellation Issue

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Superstorm Sandy has thrown the region for a loop, and concerts in the area have certainly been affected too. Luckily there were no immediate reports of damage to venues, however there were quite a few cancellations.

*Just added: Smashing Pumpkins have rescheduled this Sunday’s concert at Mohegan Sun for December 2. Tickets for the Nov 4 show will be honored, or refunds are available at their point of purchase

Aesop Rock tops the list, with performances Nov 2 at Pearl Street and Nov 6 at Toad’s Place postponed because of travel troubles. Both venues expect the show to be rescheduled.

Citizen Cope was scheduled for Toad’s on Oct 30. That show is expected to be rescheduled for sometime in January. That night The Misfits were also going to play at Club INT in New Britain. The show’s promoter expects a rescheduled date in December.

Ridgefield Playhouse, a part of the state seriously damaged by the storm, has postponed their shows through Nov 5. Three Dog Night, slated for Nov 1, is moved to April 12. New dates for Suise Essman (Nov 2), Roger Hodgson (Nov 3), and Eric Hutchinson (Nov 5) have not yet been announced.

It’s not storm related, but Green Day have postponed their Jan 19 concert at the Mohegan Sun Arena in order to give frontman Billie Joe Armstrong time to reacclimate after rehab. No new date is set.

The Mansions On The Moon show at Toad’s Place on Nov 9 has also been canceled. It was not immediately clear if it was storm related.

Meanwhile…

The Iron Horse in Northampton is hosting a release party for the Valley Rising Compilation, featuring lots of bands out of the Pioneer Valley. Tickets to the Dec 2 show are $12.50 in advance and $15 at the door.

Pentatonix, the a cappella group that won season 3 of NBC’s “The Sing-Off,” will perform the Calvin Theatre on Feb 23. Tickets are on sale Friday for $25

Bluesman Chris Duarte will be at the Hungry Tiger in Manchester on Nov 8. Tickets are $15 at the door.

Spazz-out schizophrenic rockers Math The Band will be at the free show at BAR on Jan 2.

Coming up this week:

For shows that ARE happening, there’s some good options.

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion are at Pearl Street on Thursday night.

Friday has tons of options- Henry Rollins brings his 50 state spoken word tour to the Webster Theatre, EDM fans can see Pretty Lights at the Oakdale, and local rockers Little Ugly, String Theorie, and 1974 will be at Arch Street Tavern.

The Music Tapes, featuring members of Neutral Milk Hotel, will be at The Space on Saturday.

Reward yourself after voting on Tuesday by seeing Yeasayer in the Pearl Street Ballroom.

Field Report are at the Iron Horse next Wednesday.

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