Hurricane causes concert changes
When the imminent danger of Hurricane Ike hovered over Houston and its surrounding areas, many venues and concert promoters were forced to postpone until further notice.
The Eagles weren’t able to fly, Sept.11 at the Toyota Center, and the Street Dogs show that same night at Warehouse Live will also have to be rescheduled.
An eagle of a different kind, The Eagles of Death Metal, weren’t able to perform its Sept. 14 gig at the Meridian.
Instead, The Eagles of Death Metal will be performing Nov. 25 at the Meridian and all original tickets will be honored.
The Bart Crow Band and Charlie Robinson country line up slated for Sept. 14 in Columbus was also pushed back to a date to be named later.
Bob Schneider’s show at Warehouse Live also did not take place. Guy Clark’s Wednesday show at Verizon Wireless Theater was postponed as well.
Precautionary efforts aside, some shows were cancelled because of structural damages to the site. Friday’s Robert Plant and Alison Krauss show at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion has been cancelled because of property damage to the venue.
Local acts also suffered a hit. Reverse "Sub" monthly DJ showcase event at Jet Lounge on Sept. 13 had to be cancelled.
"We have to wait until next month because the venue is always booked," DJ Bjorn, representing Reverse, said. "I had extra lighting and sound. It was going to be a very special event."
Communication sophomore and local rapper, Anthony "Fat Tony" Obi, is optimistic about the city and its musicians’ ability to rebound.
"We’re going to make it through just like H-Town does any adversity, whether it’s ugly storms, bad traffic or fallen record sales."