Sonic Youth Cancel Show Due To ‘Bush/Taliban Conflict’

has cancelled plans for The All Tomorrow’s Parties Festival, slated for October 19-21 at UCLA in Westwood, California, a gig they her scheduled to be hosts of. Sonic Youth said, “In lieu of the events of September 11 and the present volatile world climate, we have postponed the ATP until early 2002.”

In addition, the band stated, “Personal travel anxieties, a complete halt to ticket sales, and a general sense of unease due to the unpredictability of the Bush/Taliban conflict are the primary factors of our decision to postpone. Additionally, a sense of responsibility towards our children at this time for an environment of stability and reflection is indeed a priority.”

Sonic Youth were rocked by the events of September 11 as their recording studio was only a few blocks from ground zero in New York City. The band assured fans, “Although the sonic studio is mere blocks from the (now collapsed) World Trade Center, none of the band members were hurt in the catastrophe of 9/11. Lee and his family and Jim were in the area at the time but escaped unharmed.”

Sonic Youth are unaware of the current condition of the studio as it is in an off-limits area, but said, “Major damage seems unlikely.”

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