Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Calgary Stampede Cancels Stampede Concert Series

The Calgary Stampede has just issued a Press Release stating that ALL Stampede Concerts taking place at the Scotiabank Saddledome have been Cancelled, due to flood damage.  The press release is below.

UPDATE:  Bruno Mars has been Cancelled too & rescheduled too!
July 2, 2013

We regret to inform fans that the four Stampede concerts scheduled in the Saddledome cannot proceed as scheduled due to the damages the facility suffered during the recent flooding. The concerts that were scheduled are:

Carly Rae Jepsen – Wednesday, July 10
Tim McGraw – Thursday, July 11
Dixie Chicks – Friday July 12  
KISS – Saturday, July 13

We understand that this news is disappointing to fans and we’re disappointed also - we wanted to present our guests and fans with an awesome concert experience.

It became evident yesterday to both the Stampede and the Flames that the services necessary for a proper concert experience for fans and for the artists just weren't available given the current status and limitations of the building.

Construction trades have been working very hard on a number of fronts simultaneously including addressing issues related to electrical power, potable water, air conditioning, air quality, and personal safety. Ultimately, due to the flood, it just isn’t feasible to go ahead on July 10.
Given the size of the four shows, and that they are all intended for indoor set-ups with tailored effects and lighting, there was no feasible alternative to host any one of the shows at another Calgary venue during Stampede.

Ticket holders should hold on to their tickets. All ticket holders will still receive admission to Stampede on the day of their concert by showing their concert tickets. We are hoping to reschedule these shows at a later date and we’ll know more about potential rescheduling opportunities after Stampede.

Ticketholders should continue to check this site and Ticketmaster’s websites for rescheduling updates and/or refund information.