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Cruel World, indeed: Siouxsie’s first US show in 15 years was abruptly canceled Saturday as severe weather cut short Pasadena, California’s 80s-oriented Cruel World festival.
However, this morning Siouxsie announced a make-up show for Sunday at Brookside at the Rose Bowl. Iggy Pop – whose Cruel World collection was cut short by weather – will also be available at the Sunday show (weather permitting).
During Saturday’s Human League and Pop’s set, festival-goers were directed in the direction of the Pasadena Fire Department to exit the event site and move to protected areas; The venue never opened, and the Siouxsie set – its only North American show in 2023 – was cancelled.
Fans, many of whom traveled to Cruel World specifically for the rare Siouxsie show, took to social media to express their disappointment about the situation: Cruel World celebrated their first US show since their 2008 tour.
Fortunately, on Sunday, the organizers announced, “Siouxsie and Iggy Pop will be returning to Brookside for the Rose Bowl on Sunday, May 21st with Siouxsie performing an extended set.”
Organizers added that anyone with a permit to attend Saturday’s festivities would be allowed entry to the 5 p.m. show on Sunday.
Cruel World 2023 also featured weather-unaffected ensembles by Echo & The Bunnymen, Gary Numan, Billy Idol, Love & Rockets, Berlin, and more.
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