4 Bands/Artists Who Were Banned from Touring the U.S.

Touring is vital for bands, a major income source. But some faced bans in the U.S., impacting fame and revenue.

The Kinks:  Barred from U.S. tours in 1965-1969 due to infighting and an assault incident, costing fame and revenue.

Cat Stevens (Yusuf Islam): Placed on a no-fly list in 2004 due to alleged terrorism ties, impacting collaborations and leading to detention.

Boy George:  Banned from the U.S. in 2008 after assault allegations, worsened by prior U.S. arrests, resuming tours in 2014.

Pete Doherty:  The Libertines' frontman, banned in 2010 due to substance abuse and UK convictions, hindering American career aspirations.