November 12th, 2009
It is with frustration and regret that Bad Lieutenant reluctantly announces the cancellation of the band's four U.S. dates set to commence next week. The more stringent immigration laws and changing visa parameters resulted in an inability to process the necessary paperwork. "We were all so very excited about coming to the States to play our new music for our American fans," said Bad Lieutenant's Bernard Sumner, "and are extremely disappointed that on this occasion, we won't have the opportunity to do so. We plan to reschedule the Chicago and New York shows along with some additional U.S. dates in Spring 2010. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused you." The four Bad Lieutenant dates that have been cancelled are: November 18 - Park West (headline), Chicago, IL November 19 - supporting the Pixies in Chicago, IL November 21 - Webster Hall (headline), New York, NY November 23 - supporting the Pixies in New York, NY The concerts were in support of Never Cry Another Tear, Bad Lieutenant's debut release which arrived in stories on Tuesday, November 10. The band features New Order/Joy Division's Sumner, newcomer Jake Evans on vocals and guitars as well as guitarist Phil Cunningham and drummer Stephen Morris, musicians who helped make the legendary New Order a multi-Platinum-selling band and one of the most influential forces over the past three decades in the alt/rock/dance genres. Bad Lieutenant's Spring 2010 dates will be announced soon.