2017 Warped Tour’s Wilmington, North Carolina Stop Canceled Over ‘Safety and Financial Viability’ Concerns
Bad news for North Carolinians hoping to catch a day of music at Warped Tour. The touring festival’s stop in Wilmington, N.C., has been canceled by the city due to concerns about “safety for concert goers” and “financial viability for ticket buyers.”
This really is a bummer for fans, as the show was supposed to go off July 4. The last-minute cancellation certainly ruined thousands of Fourth of July plans, forcing fans to miss one of Warped Tour’s heaviest and more diverse lineups in many years.
“It is unfortunate we are unable to hold the Warped Tour at Legion Stadium as we had worked for months to try and make it happen,” City of Wilmington Communications Manager Malissa Talbert writes. “However, events held at city facilities must be hosted by groups with the ability to provide safety for concert goers as well as financial viability for ticket buyers. We hope we can host similar events here in the future.”
Warped Tour posted this statement on their official website:
To all our fans - it is never easy to do this, but due to circumstances beyond our control we have been forced to cancel the 7.04 Wilmington, NC show.
From the Vans Warped Tour team, the bands, and all of our sponsors, we are truly sorry that this had to happen. We were working with HUKA Entertainment as our partner and the officials of the city of Wilmington, NC decided to not enter into a contractual agreement with Huka Production, LLC of North Carolina to ensure that the show would play out. This decision was based on a few concerns that included the venue’s ability to meet the logistical challenge of our tour, as nothing of that large of a scale has been done at the sports complex before.
If you purchased a ticket, you currently have three options:
1) USE THE TICKET AT ANY OTHER VANS WARPED TOUR SHOW:
We welcome y’all at any other 2017 Vans Warped Tour show! You just need to bring your hard ticket to the yellow Guest List tent out by the main entrance gates. There you can exchange your 7.04 Wilmington, NC show ticket for a ticket to that show.
2) REFUND - PURCHASED ONLINE VIA TICKETFLY:
Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive your refund. We recommend sending your order number and/or original confirmation email when you reach out.
3) REFUND - PURCHASED AT A JOURNEYS STORE:
Mail your physical ticket and customer info (full name, shipping address, email address) to the below address to be directly issued a refund:
CCRL - Vans Warped tour 5200 West Century Blvd Suite 810 Los Angeles, CA 90045
All remaining Warped Tour dates are still scheduled to run as planned. Click here for the full list of 2017 Warped Tour shows.
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