Unable to leave London until Monday because of “work visa issues beyond their control,” The Jesus and Mary Chain today rescheduled half of the shows on their very short U.S. tour this month, replacing their appearance at the 35 Denton festival this weekend with a free show on Wednesday and moving their New Orleans concert to September.
The Reid brothers had been planning to play its first concert in four years Sunday night at 35 Denton in Texas, followed by shows in New Orleans, Houston and at South By Southwest in Austin. To make up for the 35 Denton cancellation, the band will now play a free outdoor concert at the North Texas State Fairgrounds in Denton on Wednesday night.
Additionally, the New Orleans show that had been scheduled for Monday night is now rescheduled for Sept. 5 — which suggests the Mary Chain is planning another round of U.S. dates later this summer, although no such announcement has yet been made.
The band’s Houston and SXSW dates will go ahead as planned.
“We deeply regret not being able to get to Denton in time for the festival,” William Reid said in a news release announcing the tour reschedulings. “We promise that the fans who come to the show on Wednesday will not be disappointed.”
As for the rescheduled Denton show, there will be free admission, but festival attendees with wristbands will get access to a separate VIP area in front of the stage. A limited number of additional wristbands will be sold to the public for the VIP area, organizers said.
“This is unfortunate, but we’ve been able to make the best of a bad situation,” Kyle La Valley, 35 Denton’s creative director, said. “Jesus and Mary Chain have been terrific in working with us on this, and they’ve gone out of their way to make it up to Denton. We’re very happy that we’ve been able to work it out and still bring them to town. With a special guest set for Sunday and the surprises in store for Wednesday night, this has actually allowed us to grow this year’s festival.”
The Jesus and Mary Chain tour dates:
March 11: Denton 35, Denton, Texas
March 12: House of Blues, New Orleans, LA
March 13: House of Blues, Houston, TX
March 14: North Texas State Fairgrounds, Denton, Texas
March 15: South By Southwest, Austin, TX
Sept. 5: House of Blues, New Orleans, LA
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