Technical Issues Halt Drake’s Tour in Philadelphia
After a successful launch Friday night (Oct. 18) in Pittsburgh, Pa., Drake‘s ‘Would You Like a Tour?’ has hit a snag. Drizzy canceled his Philadelphia gig less than an hour before the show was going to start.
According to Philly.com, concertgoers were already seated at the Wells Fargo Center (formerly the Wachovia Center) when a rep announced that the concert, which also features Future and Miguel, has been postponed.
A Wells Fargo Center spokeswoman, Rebecca Goodman, released the following statement:
“Due to the elaborate nature of tonight’s show and an unexpected technical issue, Drake’s ‘Would You Like aTour’ concert at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia has been postponed until Wednesday, December 18.”
According to Philly’s 107.9, a technical glitch involving a circular “catwalk” that hovers over the floor seats was deemed unsafe.
And while it’s usual for a show to get canceled after opening its doors, we would have to say that postponing the concert was a wise move to insure the safety of the attendees.
However, fans began to vent their disappointment via Twitter shortly after the cancellation.
— Saraaa (@sara_butta) October 20, 2013
@Drake so i want to know why the hell u wait to the last minute to cancel the tour … im so upset .. went to philly for nothing
— bday#nov4th (@yummy_RicanMami) October 20, 2013
Drake cancelled his show in Philly. He picked the wrong city to upset. We're not nice people.
— Marc Lamont Hill (@marclamonthill) October 20, 2013
Meanwhile, tour opener Miguel turned a bad situation into a positive by performing an impromptu show at a local club in Philly.
Props to Miguel for showing some “brotherly love” back to the city in lieu of the circumstances.
Drake’s next concert stop is in Montreal on Oct. 21.
Check out a brief clip of Miguel’s performance below.