Bjork drops out of Radiohead tour
By JOHN SAKAMOTO Monday, March 2, 1998
Bjork has pulled out of her co-headlining dates with Radiohead,
including shows planned for both Montreal and Toronto this
spring, Elektra Records has announced.
The sterling double-bill has been scuttled due to "unforeseen
production issues", Bjork's label said in a statement.
A report this morning in Billboard magazine's online site said that
it would have been impossible for Bjork's stage set to be
dismantled in time to put up Radiohead's set-up.
"Bjork and Radiohead wanted to play some East Coast dates
together because of the mutual respect and empathy they have
for each other," a spokesperson for Bjork said.
"Both artists are very open to doing something in the future."
Bjork's place on the Radiohead bill in Toronto and Montreal will
be taken by Spiritualized, who are already slated to open the
band's other Canadian dates, in Vancouver and Calgary.
Tickets for the Radiohead/Spiritualized show at Maple Leaf
Gardens in Toronto will go on sale this Saturday morning at 10.
The prices are $25.50, $27.50, and $32.50 plus service charge.
The random-wristband policy -- in which buyers are given a
randomly numbered wristband to determine the order in which
they can get tickets out of the system -- is in effect now.
Wristbands are available at TicketMaster outlets.