Tuatara Tour Dates Canceled

Eclectic world music/jazz combo Tuatara have canceled three tour

dates of their planned 12-stop jag with Mark Lanegan and Mike

Johnson in support of their second LP, Trading With The Enemy. A

spokeswoman at their Epic Records label said the canceled dates include

Tuesday's show at the Bowery Ballroom in New York, June 19 at the Georgia

Theatre in Athens, Ga., and a June 20 date at the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta.

The spokeswoman offered no explanation for the scratched dates but said that

Sunday's (June 14) performance at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., will go

on as scheduled. Some confusion regarding the future of the remaining eight

dates existed Friday as publicist Chris Jacobs of Lanegan and Johnson's Sub

Pop label indicated that he was under the impression that the entire tour had

been canceled. "It's my understanding that Tuatara canceled at least 11 dates,"

Jacobs said. "They were doing six in July and five in June. Lanegan and

Johnson will probably not tour together until the end of summer."