On Wednesday, March 15th, 2017, Belgian avant-garde pop outfit SX's ESTA were revoked 24 hours before their official SXSW showcase. Read the official statement below:
"We are sad to announce we will not be playing at SXSW this year. We had only 1 official SXSW show planned. Still, our approved ESTA’s have, all of a sudden, been revoked.
Monday our papers were all OK. Wednesday morning, we were sent back home from the airport. We can’t enter the USA.️ We were really looking forward to share our music and meet musicians from all over the globe. B&S"
You can find their public statement here: https://www.facebook.com/sxtribe/posts/10154688214968411
SX is the Belgian experimental pop duo formed by Stefanie Callebaut and Benjamin Desmet. SX takes you into a exotic reality with Stefanie's raw, vigorous voice matched with Benjamin's primal percussion and futuristic digital elements. SX burst onto the scene in 2011 with their exotic track, "Black Video." The single kick-started an international tour, and they opened for bands like Yeasayer, Vampire Weekend, Ariel Pink, and Polica. Their debut album Arche came out in 2012, and included hits "Gold," "Graffiti," and the captivating "The Future." Arche earned gold record status in Belgium. SX recently released their sophomore album Alphabet.