ABC News Radio has confirmed that the Rock the Bells Festival tour stops scheduled for Washington, D.C. on September 28 and 29 and New York City on October 4 and 5 have been canceled.
Festival organizers, Guerilla Union, explained in a statement the cause was weak ticket sales.
“First and foremost, it is with great sadness and disappointment that we must cancel the Washington, D.C. and New York City Rock the Bells dates due to lack of ticket sales,” said founder Chang Weisberg. “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.”
He adds, “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.”
Fans who purchased tickets for the shows will be given with full refunds, for more details visit the festival’s official website at RockTheBells.net.
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