For those of us who already dread paying taxes, there’s a new reason to be angry. Due to some weird, complicated IRS rule that requires foreign bands to pay a fee if they tour more than once in thirty days within the United States, Echo and the Bunnymen have cancelled the eight East Coast shows they booked for this November. One unfortunate consequence is that London natives and Radiohead label mates Hatcham Social, who were slated to open for the Bunnymen, have become victims of a cancelled tour for the second time this year. They had to give up their North American plans last August after tour headliners The Charlatans UK’s drummer Jon Brookes suffered shoulder damage.
The performances have not yet been rescheduled, but considering how frequently the Bunnymen cross the pond, I’m betting we’ll all get to do a live sing-a-long to “The Killing Moon” any month now. Let’s just hope Hatcham Social comes along, too.
11.15.10 Atlanta, Georgia: Masquerade
11.17.10 Washington, DC: Black Cat
11.18.10 State College, Pennsylvania: The State Theatre
11.20.10 Glenside, Pennsylvania: Kewsick Theatre
11.21.10 Fairfield, Connecticut: Stage One
11.22.10 New York, New York: Hammerstien Ballroom
11.23.10 Boston, Massachusetts: House Of Blues
11.25.10 Chicago, Illinois: Metro