Gogol Bordello, The Roots cancel shows as Hurricane Irene state of emergency is declared in New York

Weekend dates for the Dave Matthews Band Caravan are postponed as evacuation of New York is advised

Gogol Bordello, The Roots cancel shows as Hurricane Irene state of emergency is declared in New York

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A host of bands have seen shows set for this weekend in New York cancelled because of the threat of Hurricane Irene.

Gogol Bordello, The Roots and Dave Matthews Band were all set to appear at the Dave Matthews Band Caravan festival on Governors Island, New York on Saturday and Sunday. These shows have now been postponed, with new dates to be announced soon. Ticket holders for the Saturday and Sunday have been invited to attend the festival today (August 26) instead.

Gogol Bordello broke the news through Gogolbordello.com, saying:

Due to hurricane status and states of emergencies our appearance at the DMBCaravan on Sunday has been postponed. We will announce more information as it becomes available. Until then stay dry, be safe and party.


Mayor Michael Bloomberg has declared a state of emergency in New York and advised residents to evacuate their homes, reports Channel 4 news. Bloomberg has told citizens living in low-lying areas of the city to think about leaving today (August 26), as public transport may have to be shut down on Saturday.

Hurricane Irene hit the Bahamas yesterday and is expect to travel to North Carolina tomorrow, then towards New York.

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