White Stripes on Strike, citing “Icky Thump”

white.jpgAccording to austin360 the White Stripes have pulled out from their ACL spot and Stubb’s show due to “Medical Reasons”. It is as yet unreported who will be taking their place.

I suspect Win Butler and Co. of foul play. Who put up the White Stripes against Arcade Fire anyhow? On the other hand, if AF’s not your forte you can at least beat the crowd out to 6th street.

(I kid, Win. Call me.)

Update (2007.09.12 15:14 CDT): MTV reports that they pulled out due to Meg White’s “acute anxiety”. They’re canceling their entire U.S. tour. Muse, who was already scheduled to play ACL, has been moved into their spot and the schedule for that day has been shuffled around.

4 Comments so far

  1. ttrentham (unregistered) on September 11th, 2007 @ 12:51 pm

    I was just about to post about this. News8Austin is also reporting that they’re out.

    With a festival this big, there’s bound to be cancellations. Amy Winehouse has backed out and so have Rodrigo Y Gabrela. In the last case, I think we came out ahead. They’ve been replaced by Common.

    I wouldn’t print out those schedules until the morning of. There’s been a lot of shuffling going on.

  2. c in austin (unregistered) on September 11th, 2007 @ 5:16 pm

    Muse is replacing the Stripes.

  3. ttrentham (unregistered) on September 12th, 2007 @ 12:49 pm

    Yeah, but they were already playing, they just shifted the time slots. I was kind of hoping they’d add someone.

  4. Megs (unregistered) on September 12th, 2007 @ 1:39 pm

    The White Stripes have canceled their whole tour because Meg is suffering from anxiety attacks, as reported by the LAist

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