The Green Cancels Canadian Tour – Immigrations Deports Tour Bus Driver

All Canada shows for The Green have been canceled. Ticket refunds are available at place of purchase. Rebel Emergency will still perform at all shows- so check them out if you can. They are a great band from Toronto who drove across the country to be on this short run and we were looking forward to hanging with them.

The Green doing their sound check at the 2011 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards


Early this morning we all successfully made it on to Canadian soil, but shortly after arriving our tour bus driver was deported due to a discrepancy in work permit processing. Once immigration found out our tour bus driver used to play bass in Next Generation, his work status went from Exempt (driver) to instead needing a labor permit (musician) – because technically in the eyes of immigration he could be a musician.

The Green warms up before the 2011 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards

It is weird the way the law comes down sometimes, and though we have not slept, and have spent more time at the customs station than we have in our own bedrooms this month, we still love Canada and hope one day to return for a proper tour.

The Green at Pahoa Village Cafe

We are sorry to everyone who has gone out of their way to see us this week. We looked forward to meeting you and do not take canceling shows lightly. We know that for all the disappointment we feel, you are feeling it too. We offer our most sincere apology.

The Green receives the 2011 Na Hoku Hanohano Award for best Reggae Group

As a result, we will be scrambling to try and book last minute gigs this week in Seattle + Portland to fill the time and see fans who could not make it out to the sold out shows last week.

Mahalo, The Green


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