DC’s #RocktheBells has been cancelled due to lack of ticket sales..
— IG: MRPETERPARKER (@MRPETERPARKER) September 26, 2013
It was that tweet that started it all off. First it was a rumor, and now it’s official — Rock the Bells in DC and New York have officially been canceled.
Some DC Fab! sources say it’s lack of ticket sales, others say it’s beef with the venue, but bottom line it’s a wrap for the concert at RFK Stadium and in New York.
Still, word must not be getting out to Rock the Bells’ sponsors as a truck, promoting Beats By Dre — one of the concerts’ largest sponsors — just rolled into RFK Stadium moments ago, says one of our sources.
DC Fab! reached out to Events DC and RFK Stadium who both confirmed that the event is canceled.
Word has it Rock the Bells will officially announce later this afternoon.
Update: Chang Weisberg, founder and owner of Guerilla Union, the organizer of the festival released a statement Thursday evening:
“First and foremost, it is with great sadness and disappointment that we must cancel the Washington, DC and New York City Rock the Bells dates due to lack of ticket sales. I, along with our staff, the artists, and all of the sponsors, media partners, local promoters, and radio stations involved are thankful for our supporters and the fans that planned on attending. It’s extremely unfortunate that we can’t complete the last half of the 10 Bells tour. We did everything in our power to save the show. Unfortunately, the financial loss would have been devastating. I am truly sorry we could not produce the show for all the fans who did buy their ticket in support of.”