Drake has been making a lot of headlines lately in the music world.
Let’s just say, they necessarily haven’t been good headlines.
The Canadian rapper/singer abruptly cancelled his Pennsylvania concert of his “Would You Like A Tour?” tour at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia Saturday night. An hour before Drake was suppose to hit the stage, the Wells Fargo Center released this statement to the audience:
“The Drake concert scheduled for Saturday, October 19 has been postponed. A new date has not yet been determined. Tickets for tonight’s show will be honored for the new date. If you wish to have tickets refunded, you must do so at the point of purchase.”
Rumors immediately began circulating that Drake cancelled Saturday’s concert due to stage issues. Twitter became the immediate venting ground for the cancelled concert:
Drake cancelled a show tonight without giving a reason and I can’t help but think it’s cramps.
— Jensen Karp (@JensenClan88) October 20, 2013
— Big Philly Show (@BigPhillyShow) October 20, 2013
Who’s seeing drake tonight pic.twitter.com/rOSx7bx20d
— Kįng Thøt. (@Swizzymack) October 20, 2013
So @drake cancelled his show in Philly tonight. Thats terrible!
— Power99Philly (@Power99Philly) October 20, 2013
Whatever is going on, hopefully the cancelled concert was for a good reason. The tour has been reportedly been rescheduled to December 18, 2013.
Drake was worried someone in his audience might get killed … and that’s why he abruptly canceled his Saturday night concert, sources connected with the show tell TMZ.
Drake’s people were vague as to why the rapper pulled the plug at the last minute, saying it was due to “unexpected technical issues.” Now we can translate — they were scared the catwalk that loomed over the stage would fall into the crowd.
The catwalk is a big part of the show. Drake walks back and forth on it and there was fear an electrical malfunction could cause a calamity.
The concert arena was filled with fans … waiting for an hour, when the plug was pulled and they were sent home.
The good news … the problem is being fixed … hopefully in time for tonight’s show in Montreal. Good that fan safety came first.