Tuesday, November 13, 2007

American visa blues for U.K. artists

...It seems it's de rigueur now to make it hard for U.K. artists to get in there." In April, British band the View canceled a 10-date North American tour after a Scottish court fined vocalist Kyle Falconer for cocaine possession. Agent Steve Ferguson, who represents the View, Klaxons and the Pipettes at New York-based Paradigm, reports, "Klaxons and the Pipettes are now back, but not the View. It's harder if you've an arrest record." Ferguson adds that acts must allocate more time to visa preparation in the current climate....

Kuwait Times, November 11, 2007
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