The "Capital Countdown," a Washington, D.C., New Year's Eve concert
featuring pop-rockers Third Eye Blind and Fuel, has been
canceled. A message on the answering machine of the concert's promoters,
Shack Events, blames the cancellation on "unforeseen circumstances beyond
our control." A spokesperson for the MCI Center, where the event was to
be held, confirmed the cancellation but declined to provide further
information. Spokespersons for Shack Events and Elektra Records, the band's
label, were not available for comment.