Cypress Hill’s plans to take their Smoke Out festival beyond their southern California home base have all but fallen apart, as the tour had to cancel an October date because of a baseball game.
Since the Oakland A’s have clinched the American League’s wild card race, the planned October 13 show at Network Associates Coliseum would conflict with a playoff game, so the date’s been scrapped, according to the tour’s publicist. Instead, the Smoke Out festival in Devore, California, on October 6 plans to feature an extended lineup, with bands from the Roadrunner Road Rage Tour — Machine Head, Fear Factory, Chimaira and Ill Niño — joining together with Cypress Hill, Deftones, Method Man, Afroman and others on the Smoke Out bill.
The festival had already rescheduled a Honolulu date from October 14 to October 21, and postponed indefinitely a September 29 date in Holmdel, New Jersey. Organizers said officials at Holmdel’s PNC Bank Arts Center balked at the festival, citing security concerns (see “Two Of Cypress Hill’s Smoke Out Dates Postponed” ). That date has not been rescheduled, though organizers hope to hit the New York area next spring or summer, according to the publicist.
Other artists set to play the Los Angeles date at the Glen Helen Blockbuster Pavilion include Redman, Suicidal Tendencies, the Long Beach Dub Allstars and NOFX.