Einstürzende Neubauten

Famed German avante-garde industrial act Einstürzende Neubauten on Monday canceled its 30th anniversary tour of North America, blaming the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for taking so long to approve the band’s visas there was no time “to secure the appointments at the overseas embassies and consulates that represent the necessary final step in the process.”

The 10-date, five-city tour would have opened Wednesday in Los Angeles, and was to feature a full-length concert in each city and a second night of films, side projects, workshops and audience Q&As. The group recently finished a similar 22-date run in Europe.

According to a post on the band’s website (via Brooklyn Vegan), the members of Neubauten “are tremendously disappointed by this turn of events and wish to thank all those fans who purchased tickets for these performances for their support.” There are, however, no plans to rescheduled the dates, since the tour “was a time-sensitive production.”

See Einstürzende Neubauten’s canceled tour dates after the jump…

Einstürzende Neubauten 30th anniversary tour dates:

Dec. 1: The Music Box, Los Angeles, CA *
Dec. 2:
The Echoplex, Los Angeles, CA **
Dec. 3:
The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA *
Dec. 4:
Slim’s, San Francisco, CA **
Dec. 8:
Vic Theatre, Chicago, IL *
Dec. 9:
Metro, Chicago, IL **
Dec. 11:
Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto, ON *
Dec. 12:
Lee’s Palace, Toronto, ON **
Dec. 14:
Webster Hall, New York, NY *
Dec. 15:
Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY **

* Full-length concert

** Intimate multidisciplinary experience