King Sunny Ade Concert Has Been Cancelled:
King Sunny Ade forced to cancel entire tour of United States and Canada
Originally scheduled for June 12, then rescheduled for July 17
Refunds will be given. Contact the Lobero Box Office with any questions.
Santa Barbara, CA, DATE " June 22, 2015 – Today we deeply regret to report that King Sunny Ade & His African Beats on July 17 has been cancelled due to visa issues. Due to a worldwide computer system breakdown within The Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs, US Consulates have been unable to issue visas. The State Department has provided no specific timeline as to when this problem will be corrected. Once it is fixed, priority will be given to medical and humanitarian cases only. Performers and artists will not be given priority. This is a worldwide problem, not specific to only a few consulates, and affecting both immigrant and non-immigrant processing.
Due to the uncertainty surrounding this unfortunate situation, we are forced to announce the cancellation of King Sunny Ade’s remaining tour dates in both the US and Canada.
The State Department has posted this recent update: http://www.travel.state.gov/content/travel/english/news/technological-systems-issue.html
We apologize for any inconvenience surrounding this issue.