The RXP TakLiberty Festival won’t be happening this year. Ditto for Scotland’s Northern Lights Festival. Colorado’s Realm Of Music festival finds a new home and Lou Gramm nixes a couple of upcoming shows.
Using the ol’ “due to unforeseen circumstances” explanation, the RXP TakLiberty Festival featuring Coldplay and scheduled for Sept. 18 in Holmdel, N.J., at the PNC Bank Arts Center is off the books. Refunds are available at points of purchase. You can visit the website belonging to the radio station whose name is on the ticket by clicking here, but you probably won’t learn anything more than what you already know.
The two-day event in Aberdeen, Scotland, known as the Northern Lights Festival has bitten the dust in 2011. Planned for July 30-31, the event featuring performances by Madness and The Waterboys was reportedly canceled by promoters because of poor ticket sales. Refunds available at points of purchase and you can read a polite “thank you for your support” message posted on the festival’s website.
If you’re going to the annual Realm Of Music Festival in Colorado, you better check your GPS settings. Formerly at Rancho del Rio in Boone, the festival scheduled for July 2-3 and featuring the Drew Emmitt Band and Jerry Joseph has relocated to the State Bridge Riverside Amphitheatre in Bond. As always, Realm Of Music is 100 percent non-profit.
Lou Gramm has canceled tonight’s gig in Elmont, N.Y., at Belmont Park and tomorrow night’s engagement in Round Rock, Texas, at Dell Diamond. A member of Lou’s band tells Pollstar the singer is suffering a viral infection that has pretty much silenced his voice. Next scheduled appearance is July 15 in Rochester, N.Y., at the Public Market.