Danzig Cancels Houston Concert Amid Ongoing Heatwave

Last week, the city in Texas tied its previous record for hottest temperature not once, but twice

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BY Megan LaPierrePublished Aug 31, 2023

It's a long way back from hell — and sometimes hell is Houston, Texas. Glenn Danzig, who is seemingly still touring whenever he can find a bus, has announced the cancellation of his concert in H-Town amid the ongoing heatwave melting its way through the Southern US.

Danzig was scheduled to perform at White Oak Music Hall — an outdoor amphitheatre — this Sunday (September 3), but has now told ticketholders that they will be refunded.

"Due to the ongoing heatwave, and out of concern for our crew and fans, we are forced to cancel our outdoor show in Houston this Sunday," a statement posted to the musician's official Facebook page reads, adding that they hope to make it back as soon as possible.

This is the second time this week that we've heard of performers being forced to pull the plug on shows just south of the border, with 50 Cent postponing his Final Lap tour stop in Phoenix due to extreme heat when temperatures stretched above a balmy 46 C.

Last week, Houston Public Media reported that the city had tied its previous record for hottest temperature (established in 2000 and matched in 2011) at over 42 C. It matched the record again just three days later.

Needless to say, there have been more and more heat-related illnesses reported at concerts — and while autumn may be on its way, it's hard to say if the temperature will fall quite as much as the leaves. New climate crisis horrors every day, folks!

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