Indie-pop band AJR cancels Tampa performance at USF Bullstock

The group is still scheduled to play the Yuengling Center on November 9.

click to enlarge Indie-pop band AJR cancels Tampa performance at USF Bullstock
Photo via Facebook/AJR


UPDATED 4/3 4:33 p.m.

AJR is already headed to the University of South Florida’s Yuengling Center for a headlining show on November 9, and that might have something to do with why the New York indie-pop band abruptly canceled its free April 5 concert as part of the school’s annual Bullstock celebration.

According to a statement from USF’s Campus Activity Board, AJR’s agency canceled the band's performance without providing USF with an official reason.

“The Campus Activities Board will announce the new lineup shortly as we do all that we can to put on a great event for the USF student body,” organizers wrote. “We apologize for any inconvenience that this may have caused and thank you for your continued support 🤘”

The band, for its part, said that the concert's organizers misled AJR.

"TAMPA-we’re bummed to inform you that we had to cancel our show at USF this Friday. The university mislead us and contracted us to perform a closed show for the students, which we recently found out was free to the public," the band wrote on Facebook.

"This is unfortunately a legal conflict with our headline show in the Fall. We’ll definitely see you at the Yuengling Center for our headline show in November."

Another band that just played in town is still on the bill though (spacebar-avoiding indie-pop act lovelytheband) and an outfit that, well, hasn’t been relevant since 2008 is also scheduled to play (sorry 3OH!3).

Entry is free whether you’re a USF student or not, and gates at USF’s parking lot 35 — tell your Uber that it’s at the corner of Holly & Maple, that’ll confuse them — open at 5 p.m. More information is available via usf.edu.

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Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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