At the end of the year, we like to take a look back and think about all the awesome shows we saw throughout the months. But for whatever reason, 2011 seemed to be a year of cancellations -- and some pretty huge shows were canceled, at that.
So here are the shows we were sad to see go. We're honoring them for what they could have been. Sigh.
Weezy was just minding his own business, being a totally gangster skateboarder, when suddenly a silly tumble lead to a tremendous eye gash. The gash apparently punctured his vocal cords, because the rapper cancelled his August 24 Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavillion stop that was set to take place the very same night.
Okay, so Weezer's last few records have been totally weird, poppy, and out of character (or, I guess, maybe they've adopted a new "character"), but it still would have been totally boss to have them in the Valley on November 2. And at the state fair, at that! We could have eaten some fried butter and seeped cholesterol all over the stage to the tune of "Hurley," but instead, we opted to not go to the state fair at all.
What's sexier than a video of Deborah Harry? Deborah Harry in real life. A scheduling "hiccup" led to the October 4 Foundry on First show being canceled and many, many tears to be formed.
Kings of Leon
Well, we'd heard stories of Caleb Followill's asshole-ish alcoholism for a long time, but the clusterfuck finally came to a head in July, when the singer drunkenly rambled to a Dallas crowd and eventually ran off stage to puke. We're glad he decided to get help, but we can't help being totally bitter that we weren't able to see openers Band of Horses on September 6. They totally rock. It just goes to show how one person's bad actions can affect the happiness of many.
Hey, it could have been interesting. Their new stuff sounds a bit more pop-rock than we'd like, but it would have been sweet to see them perform their old grunge hits on December 7.