ORLANDO (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Another band is claiming to have been dropped from a bill at the House of Blues in Orlando at the behest of Disney.
In a post on the band's MySpace page, they wrote:
"Unfortunately, SNOT has been ejected from the 12/20/08 show at the House Of Blues Orlando. It was to be the last show on the Mudvayne, 10 Years, SNOT tour… Why were we dropped from the bill? Because, according to Disney, "everything about SNOT is offensive, including the name"… We did our best to comply with their requirements, including removing images from our Myspace profile, agreeing to not play certain songs, and providing "them" a set list for approval… Well… It wasn't good enough… We were rejected… Taken off the bill… So, what WE did was get on the phone and book our OWN show down the street at another place in Orlando called The Haven. To any and all SNOT fans that wanna come see us at the Haven we will post all the info soon…"
This isn't the first of such cancellations for Disney, who pulled the plug on the opening night of the 2007 The Black Tyranny Tour by metal bands Machine Head and Arch Enemy scheduled for the Anaheim HoB.
At that time, Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn told the Orlando Sentinel that "We were told that lyrics were deemed inflammatory, and our fans were deemed undesirable, that they are phasing out metal shows, and we weren't going to be playing there. It was the promoter's call to cancel the show under pressure from Disney.
"This was opening night of our tour, and we were pretty bent because the show was being moved 70 miles away, and we had a day to let fans know about the change." – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers