(AllHipHop News) Since 2004, Rock The Bells has become a staple and tradition in the Hip Hop culture. However, today (September 26th) reports arise alleging the Washington, D.C. and New Jersey shows for Rock The Bells have effectively been cancelled.
The Rock The Bells stop in D.C. was supposed to be held at RFK Stadium, however Chinyere Hubbard, the Vice President of Communications and Marketing for RFK's operator Event DC confirmed with Washington City Paper that the event has been cancelled. The D.C. leg was supposed to occur this weekend (September 28th and 29th).
UPDATE: Guerilla Union released the official statement regarding the cancellation with Guerilla Union founder and owner Chad Weisberg speaking on the matter:
First and foremost, it is with great sadness and disappointment that we must cancel the Washington, DC and New York City Rock the Bells dates due to lack of ticket sales. I, along with our staff, the artists, and all of the sponsors, media partners, local promoters, and radio stations involved are thankful for our supporters and the fans that planned on attending. It’s extremely unfortunate that we can’t complete the last half of the 10th Anniversary Rock the Bells tour. We did everything in our power to save the show. Unfortunately, the financial loss would have been devastating. I am truly sorry we could not produce the show for all the fans who did buy their ticket in support of.
Full refunds will be honored at the location where fans purchased their tickets. More details can be found on the festival’s official website at www.rockthebells.net.