Toon stars Arcite (pictured) had already informed organisers of the YRadio-backed events of their decision to step down from their North Shields YMCA show on June 1. And last night fellow headliners Reflection In Exile revealed they would not be playing this Friday’s show at the same venue.
The double withdrawal is a huge blow to promoter and YRadio DJ Wayne Madden who had hoped to set the trend for a series of new early-bird shows aimed at young people with a limited budget.
In a statement he said: “I am sorry to do this but having just got word from Reflection In Exile, and with no other choice, I have been forced to cancel the previously scheduled gig that was meant to occur on May 25 2012 in YMCA North Tyneside.
“This performance is being cancelled with less than a week to go but this cancellation is unavoidable and the headline band have requested this personally.
“It is therefore out of my hands and a massive blow to the entire community on Facebook, Skiddle, Twitter and other Media outlets who supported Y Radio, YMCA North Tyneside and The Graveyard Shift in making this happen