Friday, January 16, 2009


Criminal Minds: Jackson Rathbone has his priorities right. Criminal Minds before all else!

"Twilight" star Jackson Rathbone, who was set to appear with his rock band side project 100 Monkeys at 8 p.m. Sunday at diPiazza's Restaurant & Lounge, cancelled the show Friday morning to fly out of state to work on an episode of "Criminal Minds."

The 100 Monkeys show in Long Beach was to have been Rathbone's only all-ages concerts in the Long Beach-L.A. area, and diPiazza's was inundated with calls Thursday after the announcement of the concert was publicized on the band's MySpace page and fan sites.

Rathbone, who plays Jasper Hale in "Twilight," is especially popular among the teenage girl set. According to a spokesperson for the actor, Rathbone and his improv band will play an all-ages show at diPiazza's in early or mid-March.