John Cale cancels All Tomorrow’s Parties shows because ‘organisers let us all down’

Cale had been due to play in Prestatyn tomorrow (April 16) and Manchester next Friday (April 22)

John Cale has cancelled his upcoming All Tomorrow’s Parties shows, blaming the event organisers for “letting us all down”.

The Velvet Underground legend had been due to play tomorrow (April 16) at Stewart Lee’s ATP weekender in Pontins Prestatyn, Wales and at Drive Like Jehu’s ATP next Friday (April 22) at Victoria Warehouse, Manchester.

However, he announced on Twitter today that the shows will not be taking place, saying: “We did our best to believe in the organizers, in the end, they let us all down.”


In a subsequent tweet, Cale explained that cancelling the shows was the “last thing we wanted to have happen”.


NME has approached ATP for a comment about John Cale’s cancellation.

Meanwhile, This Is Not This Heat – the band name now used by This Heat founding members Charles Bullen and Charles Hayward – have also pulled out of ATP’s Pontins Prestatyn event because Hayward has sustained a foot injury.

Hayward said in a statement: “We want to play the music but we haven’t had time to rehearse in any other way. We will see you again in a while. I hope everyone has a good time at the festival. Lots of love from me, Charles Bullen and all the players in This Is Not This Heat.”


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