The English punk veteran, who fronted The Only Ones between 1976 and 1982 before their 2007 reformation and last year released a low-key excellent solo record titled How The West Was Won, cited a delayed visa as the reason for the cancellation of his seven upcoming dates.
“I would like to apologise to everyone who was looking forward, as much as us, to the upcoming North American gigs,” Perrett writes. “Unfortunately, we have had to postpone them. (We hope to reschedule soon). It seems there was an underestimation of the time needed to expedite my particularly unique case, regarding visa application. As my father used to say… ‘where there’s life, there’s hope’… ‘where there’s a will, there’s a way’… etc., etc. Peter xx”.
A post on the musician’s homepage goes into more detail: “Unfortunately Peter has not been able to secure the appropriate visa that would enable him to play in the USA. Although Peter has used all reasonable endeavour to facilitate the process US immigration need a little more time. Peter is respectful of and understands this decision and he is hopeful that a visa will be approved in due course so that the planned dates can be rescheduled. Peter is disappointed that fans who have bought tickets will have to wait and he’s very grateful to the promoters and venues along with his US agency who have all worked so hard to make this happen and had faith in his return to the studio and the stage.”
Hopefully some rescheduled dates can be worked out, because hearing power-pop anthem “Another Girl, Another Planet” in a live setting with Perrett behind the guitar and mic was one of our most anticipated moments of 2018. And that solo record he released last year was pretty solid.
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Peter Perrett — 2018 North American Tour February 28: Toronto @ Horseshoe Tavern
March 02: New York @ Bowery Ballroom
March 03: Boston @ Brighton Music Hall
March 05: Chicago @ Subterranean
March 07: Minneapolis @ Turf Club
March 09: Los Angeles @ The Roxy
March 11: San Francisco @ The Independent