Country music star Kenny Chesney is moving a scheduled Massachusetts concert up two days because of the threat of Hurricane Irene – much to the chagrin of his fan base.
The impending arrival of the Category 3 storm coupled with the recent weather-induced stage collapse tragedies prompted the following statement on Chesney’s official Facebook page:
“Due to the US National Hurricane Center’s forecast that hurricane-level storms that may occur in New England on Sunday, August 28, local officials, promoters, Chesney and his team have decided for safety reasons to push Chesney’s Sunday, August 28 concert at Foxboro’s Gillette Stadium to Friday, August 26.”
Following the rescheduling announcement, upset fans took to Kenny’s FB wall to voice their concerns and offer ticket trades.
“Completely devastated that you had to move the concert to Friday night versus Sunday at Gillette Stadium,” one fan posted, adding “I understand the weather but been waiting all year for this concert as I’m deploying to Afghanistan for a year in only a couple of months. Would have been a great way to leave the states as your my fave country singer of all time.”
In other posts, ticket holders raised a valid point when they noted that the concert should have been changed to a later date, instead of one that would force them to leave work early to make the 5pm start time.
“Some people are not able at the last minute to rearrange work/child care. This should have been changed to a date further out NOT closer up.”
For fans who can’t attend the rescheduled date on Friday, refunds will be available at point of purchase. For more information on the event, head over to the Gillette Stadium website.
via NY Daily