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    Tue, 22 May 2007 14:23:03

    M.I.A. Cancels Her Sasquatch! Appearance - Future U.S. appearances do not look good for the Sri Lankan performer

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    • M.I.A. - GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 27: Mathangi 'Maya' Arulpragasam, aka M.I.A, performs live on stage on the West Holts stage during Day One of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Pilton on June 27, 2014 in Glastonbury, England. Tickets to the event, which is now in its 44th year, sold out in minutes even before any of the headline acts had been confirmed. The festival, which started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid £1, now attracts more than 175,000 people.
    • M.I.A. - GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 27: Mathangi 'Maya' Arulpragasam, aka M.I.A, performs live on stage on the West Holts stage during Day One of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Pilton on June 27, 2014 in Glastonbury, England. Tickets to the event, which is now in its 44th year, sold out in minutes even before any of the headline acts had been confirmed. The festival, which started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid £1, now attracts more than 175,000 people.
    • M.I.A. - GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 27: Mathangi 'Maya' Arulpragasam, aka M.I.A, performs live on the West Holts stage during Day One of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Pilton on June 27, 2014 in Glastonbury, England. Tickets to the event, which is now in its 44th year, sold out in minutes even before any of the headline acts had been confirmed. The festival, which started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid £1, now attracts more than 175,000 people.

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    M.I.A. has been denied entry to the United States for a performance at the Sasquatch Festival in George, Washington on May 26. This isn't the first time the electronica performer has fallen victim to bureaucratic red tape: Maya Arulpragasam was also denied a visa around the same time last year. A statement on the Sasquatch! website says, "Unexpected delays in the processing and issuance of M.I.A.'s artist visa have forced her to cancel her appearance at this year's Sasquatch Festival. We apologize to our fans and to the promoters of the festival and look forward to returning to the U.S. as soon as possible."

    In the Sri Lankan singer's place, Seattle indie rockers the Long Winters have been added to the Sasquatch lineup—a move sure to please, well, hardly any M.I.A. fans, but lots of fans of the Long Winters' catchy jangle pop.

    M.I.A. releases Kala, the follow-up to 2005's Arular on August 21 via Interscope Records. It's unknown whether she will finally obtain a visa for her series of live performances later in the summer at Lollapalooza and the Virgin Festival.

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff
    05.22.07



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