If you've been to any concert in Los Angeles over the years, you surely have spotted our colleague Andrew Youssef, AKA Amateur Chemist, capturing the concert moments with his camera. Shooting for his blog Amateur Chemist, as well as the O.C. Weekly, Stereogum, and other numerous publications, he has been a staple in the photo pit—along with being a great guy to work with. Unfortunately, Andrew Youssef was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer three years ago, which has limited his ability to cover the music scene.
The wait is over—Icona Pop has rescheduled their recently canceled date! Previously scheduled to headline the Fonda Theatre on Thursday, August 29, the electronic duo had to reschedule due to illness. Now K. Flay and Sirah will perform at the Fonda Theatre on Tuesday, December 17.
To support the August 20 release of 10th studio album I Hate Music, Superchunk will hit the road! The band will perform at the El Rey Theatre on Wednesday, Sept. 4, but Jason Narducy will fill in for bass player Laura Ballance. Per Laura's letter on the Superchunk website, she is unable to perform with the band due to the hearing condition hyperacusis.
Tickets to see the rest of Superchunk live in concert at the El Rey Theatre will go on sale today, May 17, at 10:00 a.m. via Ticketmaster for $24.00 each plus service fees. Click below to see Mac McCaughan, Jon Wurster, and Jim Wilbur in Los Angeles this fall!
Meat-lovers who are attending next month's Morrissey show at the Staples Center will have to adjust their diet if they're planning to eat at the venue. For the first time ever, all of the vendors at the Staples Center will be 100% vegetarian when longtime animal activist Morrissey performs on Friday, March 1. Recovering from a bleeding ulcer and Barrett's esophagus, Morrissey has canceled several dates on this tour, but he plans to be fully recovered for the Los Angeles show. You can read his entertaining apology on True To You.
Due to injury, The Psychedelic Furs has canceled all of their upcoming December and January tour dates, which includes a New Year's Eve show at the House of Blues Anaheim. The band plans to reschedule these dates in the near future, so stay tuned for an upcoming announcement. In the meantime, you can get your tickets refunded at the point of purchase.
The official statement from the The Psychedelic Furs Facebook page:
SHOWS CANCELLED: Unfortunately, due to injury, the Psychedelic Furs regretfully need to cancel the upcoming Dec/Jan tour dates. We hope to reschedule in the future, but no dates have been announced yet. You may get your tickets refunded at the point of purchase. We wish you the best this holiday season....and apologize for the change in plans.
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