Rock The Bells, the traveling hip-hop festival celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, announced last week that they are canceling their final two shows in Washington, D.C. and the New York City area. Rock The Bells released a statement regarding the cancellation of the final two weekends of its tour. According to the statement from Guerilla Union founder/owner Chang Weisberg, the financial loss from the cancelled shows was less than the potential blow the company would have faced if the shows gone ahead as scheduled.
Chang gave his personal thoughts on the Guerilla Union website stating “I’m at a loss for words, really. I feel like I’ve let down so many people. The artists have been awesome and so supportive, but I’m crushed.” A3C has now issued a statement on Rock the Bells’ cancellation, offering free passes to RTB ticket holders. You can read the statement below
“To Rock the Bells ticket holders and hip-hop heads world round:
At its core, A3C is a festival that celebrates the culture and art of hip-hop. We are hip-hop fans, first and foremost, and were all very saddened to see the cancellation of Rock The Bells’ East Coast tour dates in New York City and Washington, DC. Rock The Bells has been an inspiration to A3C over the years and has a major impact on hip-hop culture.
In wake of this sad news, A3C will be honoring all DC & NYC Rock the Bells tickets to this year’s five-day hip-hop festival in Atlanta. A3C understands the lack of big venue concerts that revere real hip-hop and knows that many fans are disappointed with the news of the Rock the Bells’ cancellation.
We also know how much work goes into planning a hip-hop festival and are saddened for both the fans and workers behind Rock the Bells’ success. We’re sure Chang Weisberg and Guerilla Union will be back next year and that the Rock The Bells concert series will continue to produce the biggest and best hip-hop shows on the planet.
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