This is truly a sad day at Scenestar headquarters. Adam Yauch, AKA MCA, of Beastie Boys has passed away at age 47 after a bout with cancer. It felt like just yesterday that Beastie Boys canceled their 2009 tour and had hope that since the tumor was caught early, Adam Yauch would be able to return following treatment soon so we could see him live once again. At the time of the announcement, Beastie Boys had shows at the Santa Barbara Bowl and Hollywood Bowl that were met with much excitement and anticipation at hearing new material live. We will miss Adam Yauch along with the joy that he and rest of Beastie Boys brought into our lives through their music. We hope Adam Yauch is pain free and doing what he loves wherever the afterlife takes him. At the jump is the original statement and video from Beastie Boys explaining Adam's battle with cancer as well as the official statement from Beastie Boys concerning his death. RIP Adam Yauch.
We at The Scenestar hope that Etta James is in a better place following her fight with dementia, hepatitus C and leukemia that she lost today in a Riverside hospital. Etta James will always be remembered by us through her music and thankful for her to share her art with the rest of the world. R.I.P. Etta James.
Adele is back with a new video for her single, "Turning Tables", live from her performance at The Royal Albert Hall off of her recent release, 21. We last saw Adele play at the Hollywood Palladium and Greek Theatre but doesn't have a scheduled return date in Los Angeles. Adele is currently recovering from vocal cord surgery. We'll keep you posted on any new Adele tour dates in Los Angeles once she recovers Scenestar readers!
Warpaint is hitting the stage once again next month but this time to play for a cause. Haley Butcher's two favorite bands were Warpaint and The Growlers with both bands visiting her in her last days while battling MDS before she passed away on Monday, Nov. 7 at 3:20 p.m. Now Warpaint will play Haley's "dream concert" in her honor at the Galaxy Theatre on Friday, Dec. 2 along with TRMRS plus special guests.
Yelle's show at the Wiltern will be moved to Monday, Nov. 14 with tickets still available via Live Nation by clicking below. If you cannot make it on Monday, you can receive a refund via your point of purchase. As for Ra Ra Riot, the show is postponed and we'll keep you updated on when the L.A. date is rebooked Scenestar readers so hold on to your tickets! Click on our "Shows of the Night" if you still want to catch some live music tonight and sorry for those of you who had plans to attend these shows.
Did you miss out on getting tickets for her benefit show in August? Not to worry Scenestar readers because Fiona Apple is back with another local date! After selling out Largo at the Coronet for her benefit show on Wednesday, Aug. 24, she is now playing a show this month on Saturday, Sept. 24. Fiona Apple will be joined onstage by Jon Brion and other special yet to be announced guests.
We have bad news for those of you looking forward to seeing The Vaccines next month. Scheduled to play in support of their debut album, What Did You Expect from the Vaccines?!, The Vaccines have now cancelled their date at the Music Box on Tuesday, Sept. 13 with opener Tennis and Young Buffalo as well as the rest of their 2011 US, Mexico and Japanese tour dates into October.
If you have tickets to see The Vaccines at the Music Box, you can be refunded via Ticketmaster or via your point of purchase. Click below at the jump to see The Vaccines' statement rearding the cancellation and hope to see them return to Los Angeles once they recover!
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