The volcanic ash cloud that has been hovering over Europe for days is mostly wreaking havoc on overseas travelers and businesses, but its effects are also being felt by music fans on both sides of the Atlantic. [artist id=”2408193″]Miley Cyrus[/artist], [artist id=”1270″]Usher[/artist] and [artist id=”3188063″]Adam Lambert[/artist] are just a few of the artists who won’t be headed to Europe because of travel restrictions imposed in the wake of the eruption of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull volcano.
Billboard.com reports that Cyrus has had to cancel plans to attend the London premiere of “The Last Song.” Both Usher and Adam Lambert have also been unable to head to Europe to launch promotional plans, according to the BBC.
“Europe here we come!” Lambert tweeted last Friday, before those plans fell apart.
While some flights have resumed in parts of Europe, London airports will remain closed at least through Tuesday (April 20). Pop princess Selena Gomez, whose single “Naturally” debuted at the #7 spot on the U.K. chart, is reportedly stranded in Europe while on tour, as are indie rockers Band of Horses.
In the midst of her arena tour, which had already experienced delays due to illness, Whitney Houston has been forced to travel by ferry for her string of shows at Dublin’s O2 Arena. LCD Soundsystem were set to kick off dates in the U.K. and Ireland on Tuesday, but the Irish shows had to be cancelled.
Meanwhile, U.K. acts including Gary Numan, the Cribs, Frightened Rabbit and Bad Lieutenant that were set to perform at the Coachella music festival over the weekend were unable to make the trip to California.