Just before noon this afternoon Einstürzende Neubauten announced the cancellation of their North American thirtieth anniversary shows, including an appearance at the Music Box December 2 and intimate show at the Echoplex December 3. Don't hold your breath for them to reschedule.
The press release reads:
It is with great regret that Einstürzende Neubauten announce the cancellation of their planned thirtieth anniversary appearances in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Toronto and New York. While the US Department of Homeland Security did issue approvals for the band's visas, it was not done in time to secure the appointments at the overseas embassies and consulates that represent the necessary final step in the process.
The band members are tremendously disappointed by this turn of events and wish to thank all those fans who purchased tickets for these performances for their support. The band would have loved to do the tour and meet their overseas fans. Because this tour was a time-sensitive production, it will not be rescheduled. Ticketholders can obtain refunds from their point of purchase.
Even more brutal is the that with Nick Cave at the Music Box December 1, the odds of a Cave/Bargeld reunion were higher than ever. Perhaps even some Weeping Song action"
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - The Weeping Song HQ (1990)