The first ever South African Judas Priest tour has been cancelled. The UK heavy metal legends were scheduled to play 2 shows here in March of this year.
This was posted on the Big Concerts website this morning:
“DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES TOTALLY BEYOND OUR CONTROL WE ARE EXTREMELY SORRY TO HAVE TO ANNOUNCE THAT BECAUSE OF LOGISTICAL AND TECHNICAL REASONS THE SOUTH AFRICAN SHOWS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED – WE ARE VERY DISAPPOINTED THAT THIS HAS HAPPENED AS WE WERE LOOKING FORWARD TO PERFORMING IN SOUTH AFRICA FOR OUR FANS THERE FOR THE FIRST TIME – WE HAVE BEEN TOURING THE WORLD FOR NEARLY 50 YEARS AND HAVE ALWAYS HONORED OUR COMMITMENTS – WE ARE ALL VERY UPSET ABOUT THIS SITUATION”
Big Concerts posted this ticket refund info:
“All ticket purchases made via Computicket’s website and call centre will automatically be refunded at full to the credit card used for the purchase. All patrons that have bought their tickets in-store would need to go to their nearest Computicket, Shoprite or Checkers outlet to process their full cancellation. The cut-off date for all refunds will be 29th March 2019, no refund requests will be entertained after such date has been reached.”
This is very sad news for all the hardcore Judas Priest fans in South Africa. A lot of them have been waiting a lifetime to see the them live.
I’m not a huge fan, but I can only imagine the disappointment that they are experiencing. Tour cancellations don’t happen often in South Africa, but when it does it truly sucks donkey balls.
If you bought tickets, try to look on the bright side. Use the money from the refund to treat yourself. Have a nice braai at home or go on a bender with your friends. Just make sure that blast Judas Priest while you’re doing it. That should make you feel better.
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