Liam Gallagher, Richard Ashcroft Cancel At 11th Hour Citing Electrical Issues

Richard Ashcroft
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Organizers announced at the time doors were scheduled to open that a Liam Gallagher and Richard Ashcroft show in Toronto was canceled due to electrical issues at the
“Regrettably, due to electrical issues within the venue, tonight’s show with Liam Gallagher and Richard Ashcroft @SonyCentreTO, will be cancelled,” a statement from LN Ontario read. “Tour and venue staff have been working to resolve these issues tirelessly to no avail. Refunds will be issued at point of purchase.”
Gallagher and Ashcroft also commented on the matter. “Gutted about tonight’s gig brothers n sisters. Safety comes first for all of us LG x,” Gallagher wrote
“Devastated I can’t play tonight to all the fans that are here in Toronto. Sony Centre have technical problems & wont allow us to play!,” Ashcroft wrote on Twitter.
The explanations of artists and promise of refunds wasn’t enough to assuage angry fans on social media. 
“Nice BS excuse bruh. Glad I missed mother’s day with my mom to drive 4 hours for no God damn reason,” one user wrote in response to Gallagher
“Had tickets to see you last year, canceled, now this…super disappointed…” another fan wrote to Ashcroft
“I’m sorry but if you have been working tirelessly all day on these issues why wait till when the doors are supposed to open to tell everyone? Could you not have sent a tweet telling people to hang tight till you know? This was handled very poorly. So disappointed with this venue,” yet another user wrote to Live Nation Ontario.
The nature of the electrical issues wasn’t clear at publication time, but Pollstar did reach out to the Sony Centre for additional comment. 
The venue’s next scheduled performance is “Harry Potter In Concert” May 16.
Sony Centre was one of the venues that made Toronto the highest grossing city in Canada last year according to data reported to Pollstar and the winner of Canadian Music City of the Year at Canadian Music Week’s Live Music Industry Awards.