Amy Winehouse cancels MTVU appearance in New York

Visa issues force her to scrap Woodie Awards performance next week

Amy Winehouse is unable to make a scheduled appearance at next week’s MTVU‘s Woodie Awards, set to take place in New York.

The singer was slated to perform at the ceremony at Roseland Ballroom, and is also nominated for Woodie Of The Year [artist of the year], going up against Lily Allen, Common, The Shins and Gym Class Heroes.

Winehouse was arrested for marijuana possession last week in Norway and newspaper reports say she signed a confession, which affected her visa status in the US.

Spank Rock, Tokyo Police Club and The Academy Is… will all perform at the ceremony on November 8.

NME.COM will be at Roseland Ballroom all night, so check back in for the winners, news, interviews, backstage gossip and more from the 2008 MTVU Woodies.

–By our New York staff.

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