Rock the Bells, the traveling hip hop festival that brought Ol Dirty Bastard and Eazy-E holograms to life, was forced to cancel upcoming shows in New York and Washington, D.C. due to poor ticket sales.
The festival was scheduled to be held at Washington D.C.'s RFK Stadium on September 28 and 29 and New York's Meadowlands Racetrack on October 4 and 5.
"It is with great sadness and disappointment that we must cancel the Washington, DC and New York City Rock the Bells dates due to lack of ticket sales," said Guerilla Union founder Chang Weisberg. "I, along with our staff, the artists, and all of the sponsors, media partners, local promoters, and radio stations involved are thankful for our supporters and the fans that planned on attending.
"It’s extremely unfortunate that we can’t complete the last half of the 10th Anniversary Rock the Bells tour. We did everything in our power to save the show. Unfortunately, the financial loss would have been devastating. I am truly sorry we could not produce the show for all the fans who did buy their ticket in support of.”
Guerilla Union staged Rock the Bells shows in San Bernandino and San Francisco earlier this month, featuring headliners Bone Thugs-n-Harmony and Wu-Tang Clan. The festival's opening weekend was highlighted by boisterous sets by Juicy J and Pusha T alongside Black Hippy, Talib Kweli, Brother Ali, A$AP Mob and J. Cole.
Guerilla Union said in a release that full refunds will be honored where fans purchased their tickets. More details can be found on the festival’s official website.