Murs has announced that Paid Dues, which had its start in 2006, will not take place this year.
“First I’d like to thank all of you for your patience,” Murs says in a statement released via social media. “This announcement has been a long time coming. I regretfully announce that Paid Dues will not happen this year. 2013 was financially challenging for my partners at Guerilla Union and as a direct result of these unfortunate circumstances we were not able to come together to give you another successful Paid Dues Festival. However, I am using this time to restructure my business in order to bring you Paid Dues for 2015. Thank you for your continued support and I look forward to celebrating Paid Dues 10 Year anniversary with you next spring. Stay tuned.”
In 2013, Paid Dues was headlined by Black Hippy and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, among others. Also in 2013, Guerilla Union cancelled two of four Rock The Bells shows.
“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,” Guerilla Union’s Chang Weisenberg said in the statement at the time of the Rock The Bells cancellation. “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 10 Bells tour.
“I’m really bummed,” Weisberg added then. “We were really excited, with it being the 10 year anniversary of the tour. Something like this leaves everyone scratching their heads. You look at the line-up and it just doesn’t make sense. I’m at a loss for words, really. I feel like I’ve let down so many people. The artists have been awesome and so supportive, but I’m crushed.”