Echo & The Bunnymen cancel tour

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Echo & The Bunnymen have cancelled their fall tour of America, which was scheduled to hit Boston’s House of Blues on Monday, November 23. The band is blaming the IRS for the cancellation. Refunds are available at the point of purchase.

The band released the following statement on their official website: “It’s with the deepest regret that Echo & The Bunnymen have had to cancel their USA November tour. This is due to unreasonable demands… presented by the IRS for the band to enter the USA to tour. This is not a visa issue, as some websites have stated.” The IRS now charges a fee to any foreign band that tours the United States more than once in 30 days. Echo & The Bunnymen were in the country last month to rock a few promotional shows including an intimate gig at Great Scott.

The statement goes on to say that they plan to return for a coast-to-coast tour of America in April. Echo & The Bunnymen will be supporting their 11th studio album, The Fountain, which hits stores in the United States today. Produced by John McLaughlin, the album features a collaboration with Coldplay’s Chris Martin on one of the album’s tracks.

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