Fans to receive refunds after Lil Wayne skips concert performance
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WACH)--- According to the Colonial Life Arena, refunds are available for those who purchased tickets to the second annual Fall Ball concert.
On Sept. 30 fans were disappointed to find out after an hour long wait that rap artist Lil Wayne would not be performing.
Lil Wayne's performance had been scheduled for several months. However, according to officials with Colonial Life Arena, disagreements between the artist and promoters over safety issues led to Lil Wayne not performing.
CLA initially released a statement saying they were not going to bypass its safety standards and put patrons, performers or staff members in jeopardy. They also stated refunds would be given out the following Monday at 10 a.m.
However, officials with the arena say they received a letter from promoters of the Fall Ball saying they were retracting their offer for ticket refunds, citing reasons like the flyers never mentioned Lil Wayne as the headliner or as this being a "Lil Wayne concert."
Since then the arena and the concert promoter worked together to agree on a positive outcome for concert goers who were not given the proper show that the paid to see.
Staff issued a statement Monday:
As previously stated, USC’s Division of Law Enforcement and Safety, Colonial Life Arena staff and the concert promoter worked together to implement agreed upon security procedures for the Sept. 30 concert at the arena that conformed to industry best practices. Three of the four artists scheduled to perform complied with these procedures, which included passing through metal detectors. One artist chose to withdraw from the concert rather than undergo a security check. Since that time, we have worked to seek a positive outcome for our patrons who purchased tickets to the show. We appreciate the patience of ticket holders during this process, and can confirm that Ticketmaster has begun to issue refunds to patrons upon request today (Oct. 9). Refunds are available at the point of purchase
Other performers in the Fall Ball included Tory Lanez, Cardi B and 2 Chainz.