Not a really good way to start a tour by already cancelling it before it’s even begun.
Last night, during his second official tour stop in Philadelphia as part of his Would You Like a Tour, Drake cancelled the performance just a mere hours before it was scheduled to begin.
Local website, Philly.com reports that at the time that the rapper decided to pull the plug on the show, fans had already entered the Wells Fargo Center for the show that night. Once everyone had been inside, the venue received the news of the cancelled show and had to notify the attendees about the cancellation.
A spokesperson for the venue issued a last-minute explanation or rather excuse for why the show had been canned before it even began. “Due to the elaborate nature of tonight’s show and an unexpected technical issue, Drake’s ‘Would You Like A Tour’ concert at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia has been postponed until Wednesday, December 18th.”
If that excuse sounds oddly familiar, it is quite similar to the original excuse that was given as to why Drake had decided to reschedule the entire tour last-minute last month.
But things have been looking less than optimistic for this tour since it was first announced. First the rapper re-schedules the entire tour for almost the same reason. Then rumors start circulating that he had kicked off opening act, Future after he spoke out against Drake’s new album. Future was stated as saying that Nothing Was the Same, the new album, “is full of hits, but it doesn’t grab you. They’re not possessive; they don’t make you feel the way I do.”
When Future and his legal team threatened a lawsuit, the rumor was dubbed just that, a rumor and now the cancellation of a tour date just an hour before it was supposed to go on.
Not only were the audience members surprised by the revelation of the cancellation, it looks like Drake’s other opening act did not get the memo either. Miguel took to Twitter last night saying, “Man, just found out, unfortunately tonight’s show in Philly is cancelled. Can’t wait to find out the rescheduled date and come back and rock.”
Instead of hiding out from the public, Miguel and his band did go to another Philadelphia location to give a show for those bummed about the cancelled show.