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Is This Right? Headliners Cancel Fest Show Over Stage Size

image from fc03.deviantart.netIs it me, or is this not a great reason to cancel a show?  Some of my most memorable concert moments were when an artist overcame technical adversity - feedback, bad weather, even no power - and continued the show. Apparently these bands see things differently. Here's the story:

The headliners for the Rockstar Uproar Festival were unable to play at an August 23rd show at the Mount Airy Casino, citing production issues. In a post on their Facebook page, Godsmack, one of the headliners for the festival, wrote:

"As some of you may heard: Unfortunately none of the main stage acts on Rockstar UPROAR Fest were able to play today on the main stage due to unforeseen production/technical issues with that stage itself. We were unable to fit our production onto the smaller side stage to perform, and so therefore were unable to play. We are very sorry to disappoint, but please know that it was out of our control. We wanted nothing more than to be able to deliver the kind of show our fans know us for tonight. We hope to return and play for you all as soon as possible!

"If you had a ticket for the Uproar show in Mt Pocono today, SAVE YOUR TICKET! You will be able to come to the show at Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ this Tuesday for FREE. To redeem this offer, all you have to do is bring your ticket stub from the Mt Pocono show and exchange it at Susquehanna Bank Center Box office this Tuesday. Seat locations subject to availability. Again we apologize for any inconveniences and hope to see you Tuesday!"

A tweet by a spokesperson for Buckcherry said "Not @Godsmack--Music fault. They were ready to rock. Out Of everyone's control."

Headliners for the show included Godsmack, Buckcherry and Skillet. Seether, who is also headlining the tour, was not on the bill for the Mount Airy show.

The supporting acts for the Uproar festival all performed on the second stage without issue. As well, Skillet played a reduced set on the second stage, sans some of their production.  - story via CelebrityAccess

WHAT DO YOU THINK? IS THIS A VALID REASON TO CANCEL A SHOW?

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