W.A.S.P.’s November 5 show at Amplified Live in Dallas, TX ended up getting shut down by the Dallas Fire Department. The concert was unable to move forward due to the venue selling 1,200 tickets over capacity.
The band initially said the following:
“The Dallas, Texas promotor oversold tickets for the show tonight at Amplified Live. The Fire Marshall showed up and informed the promoter that the show would not happen unless they removed 600 people from the venue. The band deeply regrets the issues brought on by tonight’s promoter. All we could do was sit on the tour bus waiting for the promotor to resolve the over capacity issue with the Fire Marshall.”
Blackie Lawless later added:
“The Dallas Police Department advised us to leave the venue immediately because they said they could not guarantee our safety. Promoters didn’t think this band could sell tickets in the U.S. anymore, well it goes to show the absolute dedication of our fan base has here in the U. S. We’ll certainly be back, you can bet on that.”
The promotor has since issued a statement as well:
“After the dust settled in Dallas we wanted to make a clarifying statement letting everyone know that Amplified Live did not intentionally over sell the show. There was a clerical error on the venue capacity certificate that didn’t include the entire outdoor venue space. When they rebranded the venue they were issued a new certificate with this omission. While that area is clearly venue space, the Dallas Fire Dept had no choice but to shut down the show because of that reason and the venue will be having a new certificate issued ASAP. Again we are sorry for what happened”
Those in attendance will be receiving refunds.
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