Echo & The Bunnymen frontman Ian McCulloch has scrubbed a short U.S. solo tour planned for late March — which was to have featured just six concerts in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and New York — although his management told at least one of the clubs that the dates could be rescheduled for May.
The dates, running March 20 through 31, were intended to promote McCulloch’s new fan-funded solo album Pro Patria Mori, the singer’s the first since 2003′s Slideling and his fourth overall. The album, which McCulloch is funding via Pledge Music, is expected out in March.
A statement by McCulloch’s management to Bimbo’s 365 Club reads: “Unfortunately, Ian McCulloch has to postpone this show. We apologize for any inconvenience. All tickets will be refunded at your point of purchase. We are looking to re-schedule the shows for May.”
It’s not known why the shows were canceled, but it’s not the first time in recent years that American fans have experienced canceled shows. In late 2009, the Bunnymen scrapped a U.S. tour after IRS troubles made the concerts financially unfeasible.
Ian McCulloch tour dates:
March 20: Bimbo’s 365 Club, San Francisco, CA
March 23: Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA
March 24: Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA
March 27: Schuba’s, Chicago, IL
March 28: Schuba’s, Chicago, IL
March 31: Le Poisson Rouge, New York, NY
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