Taake concert cancellations continueThursday, February 22, 2018 7:40 AM PT / 5,590 views
As expected, more venues are starting to rid themselves of controversy by cancelling forthcoming Taake shows as the Norwegian black metal band continues to absorb allegations of Nazism. (As you may recall, the group's New York City show was scrapped last week.) In the wake of rapper Talib Kweli's refusal to play The Riot Room in Kansas City, MO due to an impending Taake there, the venue subsequently dropped the Taake show, stating:
"We have decided to cancel the Taake event scheduled to be held March 31st at The Riot Room. Refunds will be processed immediately for anyone who purchased tickets. As a venue, it is our priority to provide a safe, inclusive, and enjoyable environment for all patrons, artists, and staff. This always has, and will always continue to be our primary goal."Meanwhile, following mounting pressure from alleged Antifa members, Chicago venue The Bottom Lounge also cancelled their March 30 Taake show. Additionally, several others stops on the Taake tour (which no longer includes supporting act King Dude) are also in doubt, including Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Denver, and Los Angeles.