Crowes/Oasis Tour Cancels Two Shows
Oasis and the Black Crowes' Tour of Brotherly Love has so far been free of bickering among each band's famously feuding siblings, but the trek has now run into a different kind of snag. A show schedulOasis and the Black Crowes' Tour of Brotherly Love has so far been free of bickering among each band's famously feuding siblings, but the trek has now run into a different kind of snag. A show scheduled for tonight (May 24) in Cincinnati has been canceled because a portion of the venue, situated alongside the Ohio River, was flooded over the weekend. A concert set for Tuesday (May 29) in Pittsburgh has also been scrapped, reportedly due to poor ticket sales.
The Cincinnati venue, Riverbend Music Center, has long been prone to weather-related cancellations due to its proximity to the river. The recent rash of flooding also forced the cancellation of a Cincinnati stop by the Volunteer Jam tour last Sunday, and a spokesperson tells Billboard.com she is unsure when the venue will re-open. Rain and thunderstorms are in the forecast for the area through early June.
Although a Black Crowes spokesperson says the band is looking into the possibility of rescheduling the Cincinnati show, the Crowes' official Web site is directing ticket-holders to points of purchase for refund information. The tour continues on tomorrow night (May 25) in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.
The Crowes are touring behind their V2 debut album, "Lions," which drops 20-54 in its second week on The Billboard 200. First single "Lickin'" is No. 11 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks chart this week.