There are lots of legitimate-sounding reasons why promoters would postpone or cancel a concert in Denver: an artist’s poor health, high country weather, and general tour troubles are among the biggest hits.
But today’s announcement that Drake and 21 Savage will postpone their Friday, Sept. 8, concert at Ball Arena seemingly breaks ground for novel show postponements.
Ticketmaster emailed ticketholders for the show on Monday morning to let them know that “due to the distance the road crew has to travel along with the magnitude of the production of the Drake concert, it is logistically impossible to bring the full experience of the show to Denver this September,” according to the email.
Denver is the largest city for hundreds of miles in every direction, but one might think that a tour of such magnitude — which promoters acknowledge in the email — would try to work out those logistics beforehand. Blaming the postponement on the distance required to travel speaks poorly of map-reading abilities of anyone involved.
To be fair, Drake only added the Denver stop for his “It’s All a Blur” tour back in April — about a month after the jaunt was announced. But with Ticketmaster’s “verified resale” tickets now running $400 to $3,700 apiece, the importance of fulfilling the artist-audience contract is a practical concern.
“Live Nation in conjunction with Drake Management are working to find a new date for the fans in Denver. Fans are encouraged to hold onto their tickets until a new date is announced. Drake is excited to bring this show to Denver! Thank you.”
The date is now showing as postponed on Ticketmaster’s website. Visit ticketmaster.com for more information.
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