Drake Cancels Philadelphia Show


Drake Cancels Philadelphia Show

Technical issues forced cancellation while fans waited inside venue.

Published October 21, 2013

The Philadelphia stop on Drake's Would You Like a Tour? jaunt was canceled Saturday (Oct. 19), while fans were already in the venue, Philly.com reports. Night two of the tour, featuring Future and Miguel, was nixed "due to the elaborate nature of tonight's show and an unexpected technical issue," the Wells Fargo Center said in a statement. 

The hanging catwalk, which extends across part of the audience, was at risk of falling, a source told TMZ. Drake didn't want anyone to get injured.

Following the last-minute cancellation, fans vented their frustrations on Twitter and Miguel made up for lost time, playing to an intimate crowd of 100 people inside the Ortlieb's Lounge. 

The technical hiccup was one of many mishaps plaguing Drizzy's tour, some occurring well before it even started. The launch date was pushed back from September to October over "an intense rehearsal schedule and technical requirements." Then there was last week's rumored beef with Future, which allegedly started after the ATL rapper made some distasteful comments regarding Drizzy's Nothing Was the Same. The fallout was followed by a threat of a $1.5 million lawsuit to be filed by Future. The rap stars reportedly hashed out their differences in the 11th hour and the tour kicked off in Pittsburgh on Friday as planned. 

The Philly show is rescheduled for Dec. 18. All original tickets will be honored.     

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Written by Latifah Muhammad


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