Lil Wayne to be sued by promoter for three gig no-shows

Rochester promoter files $1.3 million suit

Lil Wayne has been slapped with a $1.3 million suit by a Rochester promoter after he cancelled three gigs in the city.

As previously reported, the star axed shows at the Blue Cross Arena on October 26 and December 6, 2008. Wayne reportedly began his performance on October 26 but left the stage halfway through as he was unhappy with the sound.

The December 6 show was postponed to January 21, apparently due to mandatory tour rehearsals, but that show was cancelled due to travel logistics, according to Wayne‘s manager.


Promoter Ed Strickland told : “This is a business. I have a commitment to my investors, the public. A lot of money — TV, radio, print — went to make this thing happen.”

The suit was filed in the New York Superior Court last Friday (February 13) and states that Strickland had even sent a $100,000 advance to Wayne in October.

–By our New York staff.

Find out more about NME.


Terry Gilliam: “We’re doomed – what is going on with the world?”

The brain behind some of cinema's craziest epics talks climate change, Adolf Hitler, Brexit Britain – and getting his big break with Terry Jones

Courteeners’ Liam Fray: “The band is my life. When it’s not going great, my life’s not going great”

Fray on the road through darkness that led to new album 'More. Again. Forever.'

Savages’s Jehnny Beth tells us how David Bowie and ‘Peaky Blinders’ shaped her wild solo album

"In my core I felt that there was something that I hadn’t done yet – and that was this record"