Shackleton Forced to Cancel Upcoming US Tour Dates
- Words: Glenn Jackson
In an unfortunate turn of events, Shackleton has been forced to cancel his upcoming US tour dates due to visa issues. After having his visa denied by the USCIS, the Berlin-based producer will no longer be able to fulfill dates in New York, Detroit, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Boston. In an official statement, Shackleton expressed genuine regret about the situation, stating, "Please be assured that Surefire Agency and myself have made every effort to make a successful application and that we are really disappointed not only for ourselves but also, and even more so, for the promoters who have planned events for me and for the people who had possibly been planning to attend the shows," continuing on to say, "I can only express how disappointed I am on behalf of all the people who have made efforts on my behalf."
Furthermore Surefire, Shackleton's North American booking agency, expressed its disappointment as well. In a letter addressed to "Shackleton Fans," the company explained that "Though we have experienced delays before, we have never seen a complete denial of an artist's entry until now." Fortunately, for those just north of the US border, Shackleton's visa denial will not affect his scheduled performance at Canada's upcoming Mutek Festival, taking place later this month in Montreal.
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