Thornton’s band scrap remaining tour after bad concert

April 11th, 2009 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, April 11 (ANI): Billy Bob Thornton’s band ‘The Boxmasters’ have decided not to perform on the remaining dates of their North American tour after being booed by Canadian fans during a show on Thursday night.

The gig in Toronto was part of the group’s tour to support Willie Nelson.

According to reports, the fans were upset about the Oscar-winner’s attack on them during a recent radio interview.

Though Thornton insisted that his comments were aimed at a DJ he fell out with on air, those at the Massey Hall show refused to believe him.

The actor/writer insisted that his “mashed potatoes with no gravy” comment was not anti-Canadian.

“Boo all you want, but I want to say something - we’re really happy to be here,” Contactmusic quoted him as saying.

However, having faced a bad gig, his band are said to have pulled the plug on other dates.

A post on Willie Nelson’s official website on Friday read: “At this time, no reasons have been announced but the remainder of the tour will continue as scheduled without The Boxmasters.” (ANI)

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