Fans still don’t know whether their tickets to the Sept. 30 Fall Ball concert at the
Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, S.C., will be refunded after Lil Wayne canceled his performance.
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Lil Wayne makes a stop at Exactech Arena at Stephen C. O’Connell Center in Gainesville, Fla., April 4.
The concert at the 18,000-capacity facility featured performances from Cardi B,
2 Chainz and Torey Lanez. Although Wayne was also scheduled to play at the event, he skipped out after refusing to pass through a security check to enter the arena.
Originally arena representatives said in a statement fans would be reimbursed on Oct. 2, but that changed when event promoters announced they would not issue refunds.
“After careful consideration and a consultation with our attorneys we have collectively decided not to offer refunds for the 2nd Annual Fall Ball 2017,” promoters from Victory Promotions, Ben Hated, LLC. and MTS Entertainment said in a statement.
The promoters said they are denying the refunds because Lil Wayne was not the event’s headliner.
“Each artist on the 2nd Annual Fall Ball is a headlining act in their own right,” the statement said. “All of our flyers and promotions has never once mentioned Lil Wayne as the headliner nor mentioned as a Lil Wayne concert.”
Colonial Life Arena representatives said in a statement that they are negotiating with the promoters to reimburse fans.
“CLA disagrees with that decision. We are in discussions and will continue to represent the interest of our patrons regarding refunds,” the arena responded in the statement.
Representatives for Lil Wayne did not comment at press time.