A US touring hip-hop festival set to feature performances from Wu Tang Clan and the infamous Ol’ Dirty Bastard hologram has been forced to cancel half its dates due to “lack of ticket sales”.
Two weekend-long Rock The Bells events have already taken place this month in Los Angeles and San Francisco. However, the final two bashes due to take place in Washington, DC this weekend (September 28 and 29) and New York City the following weekend (October 4 and 5) have now been axed.
Chang Weisberg, owner of promoters Guerilla Union, said in a press statement: “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,” Weisberg continued. “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.”
Rock The Bells website. Other artists who had been due to perform at the events in Washington, DC and New York City events included Tyler, The Creator, Earl Sweatshirt, Kid Cudi, Common and Chase & Status.