Ed Sheeran issued an apology to his “heartbroken” fans after the cancellation of his Las Vegas concert, despite many attendees already being seated for the performance.
The Grammy-winning artist had been scheduled to perform at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, attracting a large crowd of fans who had traveled from near and far to hear him sing.
However, disappointment and frustration set in when the show was abruptly called off, even as many fans were in the process of finding their seats due to safety concerns.
The concert has now been rescheduled for October 28, and Sheeran shared a statement on Instagram, expressing his apologies for the last-minute change of plans. He attributed the cancellation to “challenges encountered during the load-in of our Vegas show.”
A representative from Allegiant Stadium cited “technical issues” as the cause of the delay, and there were rumors of stage-related problems that raised safety concerns. Sheeran emphasized that proceeding with the show under the circumstances would have been “impossible.”
Allegiant Stadium issued a statement, noting that they had communicated updates as quickly as possible to those waiting outside the venue, as well as through their social channels, website, and venue app. They also mentioned that they opened stadium doors at 5:05 PM to provide relief from the heat and ensured that those needing assistance received it.
Hundreds of fans had traveled to attend the concert, with footage showing large crowds in the streets learning about the cancellation.
One fan expressed the collective disappointment, saying, “Many hearts were broken, especially those who flew to Vegas to see him perform live. It wasn’t his fault, and he had no control over the situation, but I just can’t help but feel so sad and angry about it.”
In response to the cancellation, Ed Sheeran made an appearance at the stadium to take photos with his disappointed fans and personally apologize, expressing his deep regret for the situation.
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