DaBaby’s New Orleans Show Canceled Due to Low Ticket Sales – Report
UPDATE: The CEO of DaBaby's booking agency has given a statement on the show in question to Nola, claiming that it was canceled due to a breach of contract. "DaBaby’s New Orleans show was pulled by the artist’s team due to the promoter being in breach of contract," MAC Agency founder Andrew Lieber reportedly explained. "DaBaby will be back in New Orleans very soon to make it up to his fans."
The promoters, Euell "7th Ward Shorty" Sylvester and Greg Pulver, cited multiple "business reasons" for the show's cancelation. "We decided to postpone and that was in our best interest," Pulver said.
Sylvester and Pulver are apparently entertaining the idea of rescheduling the show with additional artists. When asked whether DaBaby would be included on the lineup again, he answered, "Most likely, yes."
Nobody, however, has denied that ticket sales for the event were low.
ORIGINAL STORY: DaBaby's upcoming New Orleans show has been canceled, and it's reportedly due to low ticket sales.
According to a report from local New Orleans outlet Nola, DaBaby was scheduled to perform a show this Friday, Sept. 2, at the Smoothie King Center. However, the promoter apparently pulled out because tickets weren't selling—so much so that ticket sales reportedly appeared to be "fewer than 500 for an arena with a concert capacity of 14,000 or more."
Additionally, despite tickets for the show being sold for as low as $35, barely any advance tickets had been purchased before the show was removed from Ticketmaster.
The bill for the show featured direct support from Never Broke Again rapper NoCap, as well as an opening slot from electronic music duo Showtek.
The event page on Ticketmaster for the gig now shows a cancellation message with information for those who did purchase tickets on how to get their money back: "Unfortunately, the Event Organizer has had to cancel your event. No action is required to obtain a refund. It will be processed to the original method of payment used at time of purchase, once funds are received from the Event Organizer, which is usually completed within 30 days. If the Event Organizer is offering a credit option, it will be visible within the Event Details of your order, which can be found in your Ticketmaster account. Please Note: If the tickets were transferred to you, the refund will go to the fan who originally purchased the tickets from Ticketmaster."
Up next for DaBaby is his headlining slot at the Paris edition of Hot 97's Summer Jam on Oct. 29 and then in Houston, Texas on Nov. 12 at the We Are One Festival.