Taake hasn’t had an easy run of trying to play America. The band have had plenty of visa issues over the years, which had led to some of their previously-announced treks being cancelled, and about a week ago, those issues were resolved, and a 2018 North American tour was announced. Scheduled to start on March 24th in New York, the tour will now start at least one day later, as the show, which was scheduled to take place at Le Poisson Rouge. has been cancelled. It’s not visa-related this time, but the band’s nationalistic beliefs and pressure from Antifa behind it. Brooklyn Vegan points to tweets from New York City Antifa successfully getting the show cancelled. They got a quote from LPR’s marketing manager that said “It is our mission to create a safe space for everyone in our community and this show does not meet that standard.”
Taake is playing Le Poisson Rouge @lprnyc on March 24th in NYC. Please let the space know how you feel about such matters: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], (212) 505-3474 https://t.co/UgWxzgYOON
— New York City Antifa (@NYCAntifa) February 9, 2018
It doesn’t look like this is going to be their only cancellation, either. The organization retweeted some other Antifa organizations that contacted Chicago’s Bottom Lounge, with a response from that venue stating that they were looking into having the show cancelled there as well. It seems like this will be an ongoing thing for all of the tour’s dates.
— nebraska antifa (@antifa_ne) February 9, 2018
— B✪y Georgeoisie 🏴 (@LastBusChurch) February 10, 2018