UPDATE, June 27, 11:39am: There is word the show could be moved to a different venue. We’ll post the info as soon as we can confirm it. _Michael
UPDATE #2, June 27, 5:04pm: The show is unlikely to be moved; TT’s has replaced it with a benefit for Rosie’s Place, a Boston women’s shelter
Friday’s COLD CAVE show at T.T. The Bear’s Place in Cambridge has been completely sold out for a few weeks. But with the event less than 48 hours away, now the show isn’t happening at all, and it has little to do specifically with Wes Eisold’s synthpop band. The Central Square venue’s management have raised questions and concerns over the opening act, controversial noise artist Boyd Rice.
“We’ve made the decision we didn’t want this person in the room,” T.T.’s manager Kevin Patey told Vanyaland. “After researching the artist and discussing it with promoters in other cities, we made it clear to the agent that we didn’t want this person to perform at our venue. We weren’t canceling Cold Cave, but the agent said the show wouldn’t happen without the opener. It was the agent’s decision. So regrettably, the show was cancelled.”
There is word that T.T.’s will fill Friday’s suddenly-vacant date with Boston bands playing a fund raiser for local womens’ groups and/or shelters in need.
Refunds to the originally scheduled Cold Cave show are available at the point of purchase.