"Mischievous RV" Forces Cancellation of April Smith and the Great Picture Show Tour Dates



April Smith and the Great Picture Show have canceled a string of dates, including tonight's planned gig at Off Broadway. The band last played here on February 12, opening for Langhorne Slim.

April Smith and the Great Picture Show on February 12, 2010 at Off Broadway. See more photos from the show here. - PHOTO: JON GITCHOFF

Here's a note from its agency explaining the vehicle troubles:

  • http://twitter.com/NORMANTHEBUS

April Smith and the Great Picture Show have unfortunately been forced to cancel their shows this week in St. Louis, Chicago, Cleveland and Pittsburgh due to mechanical difficulties with their tour vehicle.

The vehicle in question, a mischievous RV named Norman, has become enough of a recurring character in April Smith's tour chronicles that he's even got his own Twitter account: http://twitter.com/normanthebus

Suffice to say, this may be the last nail in his coffin. Creative ideas for destroying a recreational vehicle are welcomed. Meanwhile, Smith and her band apologize to their fans in the Midwest, and regret the last-minute cancellations.

CANCELED SHOWS: March 22 - Off Broadway Nightclub - St. Louis, MO March 23 - Schubas - Chicago, IL March 24 - Beachland Ballroom - Cleveland, OH March 25 - Club Cafe - Pittsburgh, PA