All Tomorrow’s Parties fancies itself a less-commercial festival, but you better book some bands that put asses in seats or the whole thing’s off, goddammit. And for this very reason, ATP’s upcoming I’ll Be Your Mirror festival curated by experimental artist and vocal coach to iCarly Jim O’Rourke has been indefinitely postponed until later this year. This was to be the second Mirror event in Tokyo, taking place April 14-15. According to ATP, ticket sales have been significantly lower than last year’s, and to top it off with many artists unable to commit, the festival was deemed financially unfeasible, for now.
O’Rourke had previously confirmed that he was to perform his 1999 album Eureka with a 12-piece band at this festival. Other confirmed artists were Tony Conrad & Charlemagne Palestine, Michael Rother, Borbetomagus, and The Necks. Whether these artists remain in the line-up is yet to be confirmed. O’Rourke is rumored to say in retrospect that he should have included more reunions.
ATP has announced that all purchased tickets will be automatically transferred to the new dates, whenever those are confirmed.