The big plans that the folks at Hard had for acts like M.I.A. and Sleigh Bells fell through yesterday when Hard released a statement on their website explaining that the event had been canceled. This is the second Hard event in recent memory that has gone south, after last year’s Hard Summer was shut down by officials. According to the statement about this week’s Hard LA, the cancellation has nothing to do with security concerns. However, security concerns were the reason that everyone suspected after over 200 injuries and the death of a 15-year-old girl at the Electric Daisy Carnival just weeks ago at the Coliseum sparked concern. After that event the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, lead by Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, took aim at what they viewed as a dangerous rave scene and voted to establish a task force to enhance rave safety. Although none of this is mentioned in the statement, it is addressed by Hard promoter Gary Richards (Aka Destructo) in an interview with the LA Times Music Blog. Said article also insinuates that low advanced ticket sales may have contributed to the decision to cancel the event. All is not lost, however, as Hard has announced that Die Antwoord and Destructo will play a transplanted show at the El Rey Theatre on the same night, July 17, with tickets available at the Hard website. Hard will offer refunds to those who have already purchased tickets to the cancelled show, or any Hard LA tickets can also be used for entry to the fast approaching Hard Summer. Additionally, according to Gary Richards’ twitter, many acts from Hard LA will now play at Hard Summer on August 7, but so far only Flying Lotus and The Gaslamp Killer have been confirmed.