La U.S. Immigration Resistance

It seems that the Balkan Beat Box tour has come to a screeching halt. Ori Kaplan just posted the following yesterday on their myspace page:

Dearest Friends and Fans,

We were stopped by the USA immigration authorities yesturday while crossing from Vancouver . They won’t let our lead singer Tomer Yosef and our Bassist Benjamin Handler into the country.

We are so very bummed as we have waited a long time and were very excited to play our upcoming shows in Portland, Seattle, Eugene, Los Angeles, San Francisco and at Langerado. We are unfortunately forced to cancel these shows.

We are basically stuck in a hotel room and can’t move anywhere as this cascades day by day and we see all the fans and clubs face what is a small disaster for bbb.

To all of you who came we hope to make it up to you soon in a grand old show, BBB style.

Party on for us please!

Thanks so much to all the wonderful crew. All the promoters, agents, fans, and managers who worked hard to make these shows happen. Our hearts are with you

Ori and the entire BBB
sent from the road

Unfortunately, there is no other information regarding their troubles at the Canadian border. But as a huge BBB fan, I can understand how upset their audience will be! Without a doubt – the two BBB shows I went to had to be up there with my top concert experiences of all times. They are extremely talented muscians who know how to entertain. Not to mention my school girl crush on Tomer…(sigh)

– Andrea Rosen


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