Garbage was forced to cancel a show in Estonia last week when their equipment was held up at the border by Russian customs officials, according to press reports and the official Garbage website (at www.garbage.com).
The band had played their first concert ever in Russia the previous day, February 3, to a sold out crowd of over 5000 fans in the city of St. Petersburg.
The group members were not happy with the cancellation and went on a local Estonian television program to apologize to fans and to take to task the powers responsible. They promised to reschedule the performance in the near future.
As it stands at press time, Garbage is scheduled to wrap up its tour of Europe February 11 in Madrid, before returning to the States to support Alanis Morissette on a US tour that begins February 16 in Cincinnati, Ohio, and winds up April 7 in Los Angeles (see “Alanis
Morissette Announces U.S. Tour Dates” ).
Garbage will take a brief break February 24 to attend the 41st annual Grammy Awards where singer Shirley Mason will present a trophy while her band hopefully gets to accept a couple. They’re nominated for Album of the Year and Best Rock Album.