Ed Sheeran is confirming a new report that explained the reason behind the last minute cancellation of his Las Vegas concert, which is now postponed until next month.
The 32-year-old singer was supposed to perform a show at Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium on Saturday night (September 9), but announced the show wasn’t happening just hours before it was scheduled to begin.
The show has been pushed to October 28 and now we know why the show was canceled in the first place.
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The outlet revealed that Ed‘s “team were bringing their gear in ahead of soundcheck when a flooring problem was flagged. Rubber tiling had become unstuck — causing two tall towers to slip overnight by about a foot each. Engineers tore the rig apart and reinforced the towers but both were still found to be shifting.”
Ed also further explained the cancellation in his post.
“A little bit more context on the cancellation yesterday. It was a safety issue, and we really tried to do the best we could to make the show happen but I’m not gonna risk the safety of my fans for anything. I really am gutted, this was very much out of my control but I do take full responsibility for everyone that was put out from the cancellation. Of course refunds are available at point of purchase, and there is a rescheduled show October the 28th if people still want to come, I promise it will be special. Nothing will take away from the effort people went to to get to vegas though and I’m sorry it wasn’t communicated sooner to the people waiting outside. We really thought the show was going to happen up until the very last moment but it just couldn’t for safety reasons. Sorry again to everyone affected, and hopefully see you in October,” he said.
If you were unaware, Ed recently announced plans to release a new album called Autumn Variations. He even shared the tracklist with his fans.