The Nor'easter named Stella unleashed havoc all across the East Coast on Tuesday morning (March 14), with more than 7,800 flights canceled, thousands of schools closed, 18 million people under blizzard warnings and states of emergency declared in Maryland, Virginia, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, according to CNN.
The late winter storm has also led to a host of concert cancelations and postponements all along the Eastern seaboard, with the list growing as the day progressed. Here's an updated roster of gigs that aren't happening on Tuesday.
As the day dawned, the number of cancelation and postponements piled up in Boston, from a show by pop opera act Il Divo at the Wang Theater in the Boch Center, which was called off due to the weather, and a Bowery Boston Presents gig by SMLE WRLD at Great Scott that was also canceled. A gig by British rockers Moose Blood at the Paradise Rock Club has been postponed until July 26.
A spokesperson for Bowery Presents also told Billboard that a show by Tennis at The Sinclair in Cambridge had been pushed back from Tuesday to Wednesday (March 15). Luckily for BP, their Tuesday schedule in the city was light, so no other shows were impacted at press time.
A show by The Interrupters and Hub City Stompers at the Underground Arts in Philadelphia has been canceled due to the weather, with the band announcing: "Hey Philly, we are super bummed to announce that due to weather, the show at Underground Arts tomorrow, March 14th, has been cancelled. Full refunds are available at point of purchase. We will be back soon, we promise! Stay safe and warm out there." Also staying home on Tuesday is singer-songwriter Will Hoge, whose show at the World Cafe Live-Downstairs venue was postponed because of the venue's closure.
At press time the list of lost shows in N.Y. were beginning to pile up, including a called off show at Joe's Pub by the Akiko Yano Trio with Will Lee and Chris Parker, while the Amorphis show with Swallow the Sun, Winter Nights and DJ Alex Kayne at Le Poisson Rouge has been postponed, and a gig featuring Chicago at The Palace Theatre in Stamford, Connecticut, was also postponed due to a travel ban in the state. That show has been rescheduled for Sept. 28.
Two Tuesday night sets by guitarist Bill Frisell's Quartet at the legendary Village Vanguard were canceled due to the impending storm, while Secondhand Serenade's gig with Hawthorne Heights at the Marlin Room @ Webster Hall was postponed. However, in keeping with his hearty adopted New York spirit, Sting's show at the Bowery Ballroom is scheduled to take place on Tuesday night as planned, blizzard be damned! Speaking of good news, the Barclays Center announced that for now all scheduled events this week are expected to go on, including a Wednesday night gig by Green Day.
The same, however, couldn't be said for rockers Strand of Oaks, whose Tuesday night gig at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn was postponed until May 8. Taking a pass were Memphis May Fire, Blessthefall and The Color Morale at The Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park, New York on Tuesday night, another victim of the storm. "Due to weather conditions out of our control we have decided it's in the best interest of our fans that the show at Upstate Concert Hall be cancelled," Memphis May Fire said in a statement. "We want to ensure everyone's safety and don't want anyone getting hurt trying to come out to the show."
At press time a show by Regina Spektor at the DAR Constitution Hall in the nation's capital was still on, and while Moose Blood's show at the Baltimore Soundstage on Monday night (March 13) was pushed up because of the front end of the storm, it appeared that punkers Agent Orange, Guttermouth, The Queers and The Atom Age were going to brave the cold and whipping winds to play at the same venue on Tuesday.
Billboard will update this story as news develops.