According to a news release, today the City of Wilmington determined it will be unable to host the 2017 Vans Warped Tour that was to be held at Legion Stadium.
The city says this decision follows months of city staff trying to work out safe and appropriate arrangements with the entertainment company organizing the event. The tour was being organized by Huka Productions, LLC of North Carolina, which is a subsidiary of New Orleans-based Huka Entertainment.
“It is unfortunate we are unable to hold the Warped Tour at Legion Stadium as we had worked for months to try and make it happen. However, events held at city facilities must be hosted by groups with the ability to provide safety for concert goers as well as financial viability for ticket buyers,” said city Communications Manager Malissa Talbert. “We hope we can host similar events here in the future.”
This was just posted on the Facebook event page for the Wilmington, NC show:
VANS WARPED TOUR 2017
7/04 – WILMINGTON, NC
SHOW CANCELLATION STATEMENT
To all our fans – it is never easy to do this, but due to circumstances beyond our control we have been forced to cancel the 7.04 Wilmington, NC show.
From the Vans Warped Tour team, the bands, and all of our sponsors, we are truly sorry that this had to happen. We were completely blind-sided by the city of Wilmington, NC and have tried to work through everything as fast as we could.
We were working with HUKA Entertainment as our partner and the officials of the city of Wilmington, NC decided to not enter into a contractual agreement with Huka Production, LLC of North Carolina; instead the city pulled the permits that would allow us to have the show. This decision was based on a few concerns that included the venue’s ability to meet the logistical challenge of our tour, as nothing of that large of a scale has been done at the sports complex before. Ultimately the decision of the city resulted in the Vans Warped Tour being tied up and has left us unable to carry out the show.
“It is unfortunate we are unable to hold the Warped Tour at Legion Stadium as we had worked for months to try and make it happen. However, events held at city facilities must be hosted by groups with the ability to provide safety for concert goers as well as financial viability for ticket buyers. We hope we can host similar events here in the future.” – Malissa Talbert, Wilmington Communications Manager
If you purchased a ticket, you currently have three options:
1) USE THE TICKET AT ANY OTHER VANS WARPED TOUR SHOW:
We welcome y’all at any other 2017 Vans Warped Tour show! You just need to bring your hard ticket to the yellow Guest List tent out by the main entrance gates. There you can exchange your 7.04 Wilmington, NC show ticket for a ticket to that show.
2) REFUND – PURCHASED ONLINE VIA TICKETFLY:
Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive your refund. We recommend sending your order number and/or original confirmation email when you reach out.
3) REFUND – PURCHASED AT A JOURNEYS STORE:
Mail your physical ticket and customer info (full name, shipping address, email address) to the below address to be directly issued a refund:
CCRL – Vans Warped tour
5200 West Century Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045
**DO NOT go to the Journeys store for a refund, they will NOT be able to process it for you