Tonight's (Thursday, March 11) W.A.S.P. concert at the Blender Theater at Gramercy in New York City has been cancelled, according to Live Nation. One person who had a ticket to the show has submitted the following report to BLABBERMOUTH.NET:
"My sons and I were waiting for the doors of the theater to open when [W.A.S.P. mainman] Blackie [Lawless] walked by in what seemed to be a foul mood. Shortly after, I was told by a person waiting on the line that the show has been cancelled. Then we found out that Blackie was at the tour bus and would sign autographs for everyone. And to his credit, he did. He signed many autographs and allowed pictures to be taken.
"Blackie was very nice to everyone but upset that the band would not be performing.
"I do not know the details but from what I overheard, the [band] was [not] at fault."
In a recent interview with Greg Olma of 69 Faces Of Rock, Blackie Lawless was asked if there are any plans on filming W.A.S.P.'s current tour for a possible CD or DVD release. "I don't know," he replied. "We just finished three months in Europe and we did a lot of stuff over there. Some of it is actually really, really impressive-looking.
"This show that we're doing now has a movie screen behind us. We're running a lot of the old promo videos from the past and when you see 'Wild Child' or something like that, you see the old video behind us and it's in sync. You see me singing in the video from 20 years ago but you also see it in 3-D as I'm standing there singing in real time. It's got kind of a neat effect.
"When you see the presentation, it's pretty impressive and there is some really good stuff that we have, but I just don't know.
"The world has changed as far as the way bands approach making studio records and live records. I think live records are something you are going to see less and less of because labels aren't really interested in doing that anymore.
"Historically, a live record would have represented ½ of what a new studio release would have done. It's not just what bands want to do. You have a whole retail world that you have to take into consideration. Is Best Buy going to want to take that thing? There are all kinds of considerations that the people never think about. They think the artists make the sole decision and it's not always like that."
The Noise Pollution has uploaded video footage of W.A.S.P.'s March 9, 2010 concert at Showcase Live in Foxboro, Massachusetts. Watch the clips below.
Photos of the show can be found at TheyWillRockYou.com.