I logged onto my twitter account over the weekend only to be greeted by angry tweets on my timeline over a cancelled Wizkid concert which took place in Toronto, Canada. Apparently there were two concerts and at issue was the first one. The allegations were that the promoters had overbooked the venue which accommodates 250 people. Instead of 250 people, 2000+ fans, all with validly purchased tickets, showed up resulting in a concert that had still not started by 1:30am and worse, police officers showing up to shut down the concert.
This is unacceptable, especially for an industry that continues to grow (although from a legal industry perspective, I am not complaining. It is what lawsuits are made of). Promoters, at this point, as the industry grows, legal liabilities can and do flow from cancelled concerts. A common lawsuit is a breach of contract claim that may be filed by those affected (injured) i.e. suffered damages as a result of your breach. Y’all might wanna get it together.
Please revisit AML discussion on Promoters Agreement courtesy D’Banjto get on track.
In this case, the promoters/organizers apologize but apology when we are talking money is not always going to cut it, even if refunds are issued. Promoters/Organizers you either get it together or consider sticking with your 9-5 instead.
The Statement by Organizers
“Microbell Media Group (MMG) would like to sincerely apologize to the fans that were not able to enter last night’s Wizkid concert. Those ticket holders will be able to see Wizkid on Sunday July 22, 2012 at On The Rox, located at 1600 Steeles Avenue West. Ticket holder must arrive early to avoid disappointment. Doors Open at 9PM.
Supporters and fans that have purchased tickets and would like a refund, please contact the ticket seller that you’ve purchased from or email MMG directly at: [email protected] for a refund on your ticket.
Mircobell Media Group values its partnerships with promoters, sponsors, venues, media and supporters that have made its summer concerts successful, including multiple city tours for International acclaimed artists; Flavour N’Abania, and BRACKET.”
Photocredit: TCD Photography