On this day, 46 years ago, a Sex Pistols gig was cancelled because the city they would play said ‘We don’t want that sort of filth here’. Made me think of the shows that got cancelled under my watch. There are obviously the Covid ones, but those don’t outnumber the shows that got cancelled due to ‘unforeseen circumstances’. We even had a show cancelled 2 months upfront because ‘the gear would be too late due to bad weather in the Pacific Ocean’.

We all know what that means: lack of ticket sales.