Royal Headache Cancel US Shows
News posted Thursday, May 17 2012 at 05:00 PM.
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Royal Headache’s world domination plans have taken a slight hit with visa issues forcing the cancellation of at least four shows on their upcoming US tour.
The band were set to leave for the US next week but a processing delay by the US State Department has lead to the postponement of dates in Los Angeles, Oakland, Santa Barbara and Phoenix. They issued the following statement on Facebook today (May 17):
With deepest regrets, Royal Headache has to cancel all shows from May 25th to 30th. Despite filing for work visas well in advance, and adhering to the rules of the State Department, authorities have asked for an additional period to review the info submitted, which unfortunately will delay their entry into the country.
Royal Headache is sorry and completely disappointed they are not allowed in the country to play those dates. If it is ever possible they hope to make up those dates in the future.
The band still hope to make the Chaos In Tejas festival in Austin, Texas, on June 2.
Royal Headache’s self-titled debut just came out in the US on New York label What’s Your Rupture? Pitchfork gave it an 8.0 – not that they actually give a shit about such things, as bassist Joe Sukit told us in a recent interview. “For me, Pitchfork is just really confusing and foreign. I don’t understand it. I never read it anyway. It’s weird to me that people think it’s still a thing … If you’re going to take that word as gospel, you’re probably not going to like our band anyway. I don’t know why people think it’s a big thing.”