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Equipment failure led to the first of the two Vancouver shows on the Drake: It’s All A Blur tour to be postponed due to technical difficulties.
In a message sent only a few hours before the event was scheduled to begin, promoter Live Nation noted that “due to unforeseen circumstances with the newly installed scoreboard at Rogers Arena, tonight’s Drake performance will now take place on Wednesday, Aug. 30. All tickets will be honoured.”
Technical difficulties with new equipment are not unusual, but having them postpone a major event is rare. It would follow that the venue production team would have been working on fixing the faulty scoreboard right up to the last minute possible. When it was clear the equipment couldn’t be fixed in time, the plug was pulled.
On X (formerly Twitter), Rogers Arena apologized for “any inconvenience” the postponement may have caused fans. Live Nation noted that Drake, “is looking forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday and Wednesday.” The Monday show was shifted to the later date.
Here are five things to know about the switch.
1. Tonight’s show is unaffected
If you are a ticket holder to the Aug. 29 event, you are good to go. Nothing has changed.
2. The Monday show will now happen on Wednesday
The Aug. 28 concert will now take place on Aug. 30. Ticketmaster.ca notes under important event info, but go the date wrong: “Originally scheduled for Monday Aug. 10 (which should be Aug. 28). Previously purchased tickets will be honoured for the new date.”
3. On the topic of refunds
Those who cannot attend the rebooked show are advised to visit Livenation.com to submit a refund request. According to Live Nation, “Event Organizers determine refunds guidelines and are only allowed in limited circumstances.”
4. A few Rogers Arena reminders
The following four points are noted for concert attendees at Rogersarena.com: Ticket screenshots are not accepted at entry gates. No bags larger than 35.5 cm x 35.5 cm x 15.2 cm are permitted in the arena and walk-through metal detectors are in place at each gate. The venue doesn’t accept cash and only contactless forms of payment are available at concession, retail and hospitality stands. Fan Text Service at 604-765-3267 with section, row and seat number for any outstanding issues during the show requiring attention.
5. Tickets are still available
There are tickets available for both Drake Vancouver concert dates at Ticketmaster.ca. At press time, a standard admission in section 121, row 24 seat was going for $420 (CA $329.50 + $90.50 fees, including taxes). Also note that, “an order processing fee of up to $6 will be added to each primary ticket order at checkout.
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