Laurie Anderson’s Spoleto shows, other dates canceled . . . argh

Got an email from Spoleto USA in Charleston a few minutes ago that reads in part:

Thank you for placing an order that included tickets to see Laurie Anderson’s The Language of the Future. We are sorry to report that due to unforeseen circumstances, this performance will no longer be a part of the 2014 Festival season. No alternate program has been scheduled.

Current ticket holders are eligible to exchange their tickets for another performance or receive a full refund. Please contact the box office at 843.579.3100 to discuss your options. We apologize for any inconvenience.

I had two front row seats for the third and final performance of The Language of the Future, on Saturday, June 7.

And I can’t help being a little irritated by Spoleto’s management. A quick search revealed the cancellation even appeared in the NYT on 2/10, but ticket holders are only today being notified — and so close to the end of the business day on a Friday that there’s little time to consider alternate plans before calling the box office. There’s no mention of the cancellation on Spoleto’s blog either. [Update: Anderson’s Moogfest appearance has also been canceled. A March date in Dallas has been rescheduled for October.]

For the heck of it, here’s “Superman” from way back in the day: