According to a press released received by the Scene, those ongoing vocal chord issues that forced Adele to postpone her original June 20 Ryman date are still ongoing, forcing the singer to now cancel her upcoming 10-city U.S. tour, including next week’s Oct. 10 Mother Church make-up date. Sorry, Adele fans, life is hard sometimes.
Just ask Guns N’ Roses fans. In addition to braving a be-cornrowed Axl Rose, the 13-year buildup to Chinese Democracy and Buckethead, the Gn’R faithful have endured countless canceled concert tours, riots and rescheduled dates that never actually get rescheduled. For them, an appetite for destruction means going to bed hungry every night. It’s sad.
Two weeks ago I announced that Guns N’ Roses announced that they would soon announce a show in Nashville. Well, Axl, we are Nashville, and we are still waiting. The Ryman is available on Oct. 10 — get in the ring, motherfucker!
Hey, hey! Any legal buffs in the house? Let me get a “Hell yeah!” from all my legal buffs. How ‘bout Gayngs fans? Any y’all Gayngs fans? Let me get a “Wuzzz-AWWP!” from my Gayngs fans up in this blogosphere.
I’m guessing that Kentucky-/Nashville-based tour bus providers C.J. Starbuses, Inc., and proprietor C.J. Curtsinger are fans of neither these days. You may or may not recall that, around this time last year, due to a dispute over an unpaid rental invoice, Curtsinger reportedly ordered a bus rented by Gayngs to ditch the neo-yacht indie troupe in Austin, TX., and head back to Nashville, taking the band’s belongings and gear with it. The ordeal forced the band to cancel a high-profile — and probably fairly lucrative — scheduled appearance at 2010’s Austin City Limits Festival, subsequently prompting a lawsuit against Curtsinger and his company.
According to a recent post on mxdwn[dot]com, in addition to documents obtained from Davidson County Chancery Court, those punitive damages have been kicked up to $180,000. Add in compensatory legal fees adding up to $85,733 and discretionary costs of $4,967, and “it is therefore ordered, adjudged and decreed” that Curtsinger and C.J. Starbuses, Inc., owe Gayngs a pay-out to the tune of a whopping $270,000.