Concerts — March 9, 2011 at 10:28 pm

World Party cancels SXSW and NYC gigs, but promises ‘whole tour of the U.S.A.’

Karl Wallinger of World Party

Citing “unforeseen illness,” the Karl Wallinger-led World Party today canceled upcoming concerts in New York City and at South By Southwest in Austin, Texas, that were to have opened this year’s 25th anniversary celebration — but promised to “return this summer for a whole tour of the U.S.A.”

The canceled gigs include at least three planned performances at SXSW next week, plus two dates in New York City; a show in Boston already had been canceled in late February (see dates below). A post on Wallinger’s website says, “World Party will resume promotion in the U.S. in May and throughout the summer with a full tour.”

Last month, Wallinger announced plans to release a 4-to-5 CD World Party box set this spring “packed with unreleased studio gems and live recordings” via his own label, Seaview Records. The box set will be preceded by an all-new World Party song. No release date or tracklist has been announced for the 25th anniversary project.

See World Party’s canceled dates after the jump…

World Party tour dates:

March 18: The Speakeasy, SXSW, Austin, TX (Fontana day party)
March 18:
Auditorium Shores, SXSW, Austin, TX
March 19:
Cactus Cafe, SXSW, Austin, TX (KUT day party)
March 21:
The Middle East, Cambridge, MA
March 22:
Joe’s Pub, New York City, NY
March 23:
Joe’s Pub, New York City, NY



  1. Theresa Sloan

    REALLY looking forward to this tour!!!! Any way to get email updates??? WE WANT TO SEE THIS GROUP AGAIN.
    We were in Auckland and watched them open for Steely Dan…they didn’t play long enough as far as we were concerned.LOVE THIS GROUP.

  2. I agree here this post about World Party cancels SXSW and NYC gigs, but promises ‘whole tour of the U.S.A – it is dam hot .. thankz…. :)

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