However, travel restrictions have been lifted and flights began landing again in the U.K. on Tuesday night (April 20). The volcanic ash from Iceland closed U.K. airspace for six days, and across Europe more than 95,000 flights were canceled.
The TCO-promoted Nas and Damian Marley Show at the Electric Ballroom has been canceled, though. They have collaborated on the “Distant Relatives” (Island) album, out May 17. Tickets will be valid for the July 20 London Hammersmith show.
Melissa Auf der Maur had to cancel shows last weekend in Oslo and London, where she had a sold-out date at Cargo. But she has been traveling across sea and land to make a newly-booked date at London Jazz Café today (April 21). There is also an April 21 screening of the film accompanying the new album, “Out Of Our Minds” (Roadrunner), and a Q&A at London’s ICA.
LCD Soundsystem had to pull its Dublin dates but the act said on Twitter “we will make it to London.” They traveled from L.A. to Spain and will continue to the U.K. for April 23 at Brixton Academy.
Other acts have been unable to make shows in Europe. Swedish act Nina Kinert and U.K. band Delphic both canceled French shows, and Bobby McFerrin pulled his April 18 Paris gig, which is rescheduled for May 3.
U.K. singer-songwriter Newton Faulkner has been stuck in Hong Kong. His April 21 Paris show has been postponed to June 14.