Two of Milwaukee’s top music festivals this summer saw two top drawers drop out.
Up-and-coming R&B star and actress Chloe Bailey (also known as Chloe) and punk veteran Social Distortion performed at T-Pain’s Escape From Wisconsin Fest and Harley-Davidson Homecoming Festival respectively. stop performing.
Bailey, who was due to be the third to perform at Rave Saturday’s Wiscansin Fest, has been forced to cancel “due to an ankle injury,” according to a post on Wednesday’s Rave Facebook page.
“We apologize to all the fans who were looking forward to seeing her at the show,” the statement said. She said, “I wish Chloe a speedy recovery for her.”
The festival continues to feature 15 acts, including T-Pain, Chance the Rapper, Milwaukee artists Jay Mundo and Big Frank.
Meanwhile, Social Distortion was slated to open immediately on Green Day on July 14 at Veterans Park as the Harley-Davidson Homecoming Festival to mark the Milwaukee motorcycle company’s 120th anniversary. .
However, after frontman Mike Ness revealed on the band’s Facebook page that he had been diagnosed with stage one tonsil cancer, the band canceled their summer tour plans and decided not to release their next album. postponed.
“Recovering from surgery is a daily process, and in three weeks radiation therapy will begin, which should be the last treatment I need,” Ness wrote Wednesday. “The team of doctors is confident that once I complete this course, I will be able to begin the process of healing and recovery. ”
“It hurts my heart to postpone the summer tour and the release of this album, but I need time to heal,” Ness’ statement continued. “We can’t thank our loyal fans enough for patiently waiting for this.”
Harley Festival will also feature Phantogram and Kenny Hoopla on July 14th. Foo Fighters, Kodi Jinx, Joan Jett and White Reaper July 15th. A replacement for Social Distortion at the Harley Festival has yet to be decided.
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