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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

5 Bay Area Artists Whose Tours Have Been Disrupted By Sandy

Posted By on Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 11:06 AM

Sandy is disrupting pretty much everything on the East Coast -- including the plans of Bay Area artists who have shows scheduled there. Granted, canceled concerts aren't the worst problem in the world, with dozens reported dead and NYC subway tunnels still flooded, but they're worth noting. Especially for smaller West Coast artists, whose long-anticipated appearances in big cities like New York are a very big deal. Here are five local musicians whose tour plans have been screwed up by the superstorm.

click to enlarge Aesop Rock, in sunnier times.
  • Aesop Rock, in sunnier times.

Aesop Rock

S.F. rapper Aesop Rock decided to cancel the remaining dates on his East Coast tour, which was about to swing up from North Carolina to Connecticut. He canceled six show in all. "We don't know if we could make it to the cities, or make it out, or if y'all could make it to the shows," notes a release on the Rhymesayers website. "As is - some of us can't get home"

click to enlarge The Soft Moon performing in S.F.
  • The Soft Moon performing in S.F.
The Soft Moon Dark electro-rockers the Soft Moon had been set to open a big U.S. tour at New York's Bowery Ballroom last night -- but with runways underwater at JFK and La Guardia, the band couldn't get there. Here's hoping they find a way to reschedule those East Coast shows soon.
click to enlarge Sean Hayes: Show cancellations are frustrating.
  • Sean Hayes: Show cancellations are frustrating.
Sean Hayes It's no-go for S.F. folk-rocker Sean Hayes' headlining show at NYC's Le Poisson Rouge tonight. He also had to cancel a show in Philly. On the upside, this photo Hayes Tweeted of a rainy leaf is kinda pretty.
click to enlarge Deftones performing in Minneapolis - NICK WOSIKA/CITYPAGES
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  • Deftones performing in Minneapolis
Deftones Okay, so Deftones are actually from Sacto, but as fellow Nor-Cal residents, we still feel a kinship. Back on tour in support of a pretty solid new album, the metal group had been set to play a sold-out show at Terminal 5 in NYC tonight, and Boston later this week. Sandy had her way with those ideas, sigh, but you can still read a cool interview with Chino Moreno over in the Village Voice.
click to enlarge When the lights go down in the city... it means Journey can't play.
  • When the lights go down in the city... it means Journey can't play.
Journey They didn't stop believin' -- the S.F. classic rockers just decided that maybe tonight wasn't the night to rock Barclays Center with Pat Benatar. But while many of the above shows will be rescheduled, Journey is already issuing refunds to those who bought tickets. -- @iPORT
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