The first Japanese edition of All Tomorrow’s Parties has been scrapped due to low ticket sales. The festival was to be curated Jim O’Rourke, the frequent Sonic Youth collaborator who has also produced records for Wilco, Sterolab and Beth Orton. He had already booked several acts for ATP Tokyo, including The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Codeine and Neu!‘s Michael Rother. Via Spin:
September’s East Coast I’ll Be Your Mirror was scheduled for New Jersey’s Asbury Park until June, when organizers announced it’d moved to Manahattan’s Pier 36. Louis C.K. dropped off of the bill then, but they managed to pick up Frank Ocean for the Greg Dulli-curated event, and all’s well that ends well. Around the same time, however, fest director Barry Hogan shared that he’d liquidated the company and transferred its assets and name to a new entity.
Hogan then said ATP remains “committed to hosting world class events. Since our inception it has been our mission to provide quality concerts for discerning music lovers around the world – our number one priority has always been the bands and the fans and we work hard, sometimes under difficult circumstances, to achieve the highest standards possible. It is a tough climate out there, but this restructuring will ensure that ATP is around for many more years to come.”