Lil Wayne's Manager Explains Third Concert Cancellation
While Lil Wayne fans in Rochester, New York may not be getting the show they expected at the Blue Cross Arena tonight (January 21), the superstar promises he will make it up to them with a bigger and better show this spring.
His manager Cortez Bryant told AllHipHop.com exclusively that a stop in Rochester is being added to the third leg of the I Am Music Tour, which is being routed right now.
Rochester-area newspapers reported that tonights show, a make up for two previously cancelled appearances, had been cancelled at the last minute, with no explanation offered to the events promoters, RMF Production, or the venue.
According to Bryant, the decision to cancel the Rochester show, which was scheduled between stops on the I Am Music Tour, was a difficult, but necessary one.
Now that Waynes doing these bigger shows, he wants to make sure that all of his fans are getting the same experience, Bryant told AllHipHop.com. It would have been too difficult to travel with the entire band, then turn around and head to Calgary the next day. We didnt want the Rochester fans to get any less of a show because of logistics. We wanted to deliver the same caliber show weve delivered along the tour.
The current leg of the I Am Music Tour will close out this week in Canada, with shows in Calgary, Alberta on Thursday (January 22) and Vancouver, British Columbia on Saturday (January 24).
Bryant said Wayne and his staff are currently working out the specifics for a third leg of the successful tour, featuring T-Pain, Keyshia Cole, Gorilla Zoe, Keri Hilson and the Gym Class Heroes.
The third leg of the tour will start in approximately three weeks and run through March. As for the fans who do not want to wait until March, New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has negotiated a prompt refund for ticket holders. office in December.
Fans who spent their hard-earned money for tickets deserve a prompt refund and my office will continue working to protect their interest, Cuomo told the North Country Gazette.
Those seeking a refund can request one in person at the Blue Cross Arena Box Office during regular business hours, with their original tickets in hand.
Ticketmaster customers must obtain their refund directly from Ticketmaster by calling (585) 232-1900 .
The deadline for refund requests is February 6.