Wiz Khalifa fans in Connecticut just can’t catch a break.
The rapper’s Aug. 8 “Under The Influence of Music” tour stop with A$AP Rocky has switched venues from the Comcast Theatre in Hartford to the Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford. The concert is still scheduled for the same date, though show time is now at 6 p.m.
Unfortunately the move presents a problem for ticketholders. Because of the different layout of the venue, tickets to the Comcast concert will not be honored at the Oakdale. That means fans will need to purchase new tickets to the concert when they go on sale this Saturday, June 29, at 10 a.m. The new tickets are priced from $52 to $89.75. Refunds for purchases of the Comcast Theatre show are being offered.
When asked about the move, Live Nation’s Jim Bozzi cited the more intimate feel of the venue for a hip hop show, saying “We just thought it would be a better fit for the Oakdale Theatre.”
Including its massive lawn area, the Comcast Theatre can hold approximately 20,000 more people than the Toyota Oakdale Theatre.
Let’s hope the venue change doesn’t foreshadow another cancellation. Khalifa had cancelled a 2011 appearance at B.O.M.B. Fest in Hartford (though he played Jingle Jam later that year), and an appearance last fall at the Webster Bank Arena was first postponed two months, then cancelled altogether.
Below is the press release from Live Nation:
“The Wiz Khalifa / A$AP Rocky – Under The Influence of Music Tour on Thursday August 8 is being rescheduled from the Comcast Theatre in Hartford to the Toyota Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford. The date will be the same – Thursday August 8 —show time is now 6pm.
“Tickets for the just announced Oakdale show will go on sale this Saturday June 29th at 10am at ticketmaster.com
“Tickets for the previous date at Comcast Theatre will be refunded at point of purchase and those tickets will NOT be honored for the Oakdale show. If you wish to attend the Aug 8 date at Oakdale – you will need to buy new tickets, and have your previous tickets returned/refunded.
“We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to this concert coming to Connecticut.”