The highly anticipated performance by legendary proto-beatman David Axelrod — no relation to President Obama's advisor — who was scheduled to gig as part of the Timeless Music Series, has been canceled. Axelrod, who seldom performs live, was to have presented some of his classic instrumental tracks of the 1970s. But he's been in ill health for a while now, and word is he's not going to be able to perform.

Read the press statement after the jump.

LOS ANGELES – March 23, 2009 – Organizers of the “Timeless” concert series today announced that the April 5 concert featuring David Axelrod has been canceled due to unplanned circumstances.

Pre-concert ticket purchasers for the April 5 show will be automatically refunded via credit/debit cards. Patrons who purchased tickets at the Harriet and Charles Luckman Fine Arts Complex box office should return to the theater for a refund.

“Along with Mochilla, we thank everyone who has supported the last three sold-out Timeless shows,” said Brian Cross (AKA B+), co-founder of production company Mochilla. “We are disappointed the last show couldn't take place, but we thank everyone for the outstanding response to this unique series.”

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