Guerilla Union has announced that the two remaining Rock the Bells dates have been cancelled, according to a press release via guerillaunion.net.
This will impact Washington, D.C.’s festival dates (September 28 and 29) as well as New York’s festival dates (October 4 and 5).
“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,” Weisenberg said. “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.
“We did everything in our power to save the show,” Weisenberg added. “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].”
The festival’s San Bernardino festival stop (September 7 and 8) was marred by technical difficulties. The San Francisco tour stop (September 14 and 15) was not affected by the same complications.
This year’s Rock the Bells event featured performances by Black Hippy, J. Cole, Juicy J, A$AP Mob, Brother Ali, Dilated Peoples and Pusha T. The festival also included virtual performances of Ol’ Dirty Bastard with Wu-Tang Clan and Eazy-E with Bone-thugs-n-harmony.
Prior to releasing the official statement about the festival’s cancellation, Ticketmaster stopped selling tickets for the event, according to the Washington City Paper.