In news that could hardly be categorized as surprising, Red Hot Chili Peppers have had to cancel
a scheduled show in Tel Aviv, Israel, due to the continuing violence and unrest in the region. The funk
metallers were due to play their first ever show in the middle eastern country on August 28, after a show
supporting U2 on August 25 and this upcoming weekend's appearance at the V2001 festival in
the UK. The band have not rescheduled the gig but state that if the violence in the region subsides, they
will gladly back come to play.
Further cancellation news finds rapcore act Powerman 5000 ceasing their tour before it begins,
due to pressure to finish their forthcoming album. The band wanted to finish their album before heading
out on the road and the tour was to start too soon for this to occur. Rumors have it, also, that
Dreamworks pulled the band from the road, wanting them to record new songs for the album, after not
liking the tracks that were first submitted. The tour was to kick off September 6 in Kansas City and was
to also feature appearances by Saliva, Machinehead, Stereomud and
Halfcocked. Machinehead has announced plans to tour on their own now that the
package tour has been canceled, but no word yet from the other 3 acts.
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