Toronto sports fans are celebrating as the Raptors have secured a spot in the finals, but Twenty One Pilots’ fans are feeling heartbroken and frustrated that the duo’s show has now been cancelled.
Rap-rock duo Twenty One Pilots were slated to perform at Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena tonight and tomorrow night. However, since the Raptors will need the space on Thursday, Wednesday’s show has been cancelled in order for the league to load-in and set-up for the game.
Reminder for @twentyonepilots fans: Due to the needs by the league for the technical load-in & set up for the NBA Finals, the concert on 5/29 has been cancelled.
Tix will be automatically refunded & ticket holders will get a code for a chance to purchase tix to the show on 5/28. pic.twitter.com/kSWM8TaZR0
— Scotiabank Arena (@ScotiabankArena) May 27, 2019
Twenty One Pilots noted in a tweet that Ticketmaster would be reaching out to Wednesday’s ticketholders while “we try to find more seats for night one.” Fans took to social media to explain their frustration. Many had already booked flights and other accommodations for Wednesday’s show.
congrats @Raptors on making the finals. this means we have to cancel night number two of our toronto shows for the @NBA to have arena access. @TicketmasterCA will be reaching out to night two ticket holders while we try to find more seats for night one.
— twenty one pilots (@twentyonepilots) May 26, 2019
so devastated! Wish uguys could find way 2reschedule or find different venue?totally not fair #heartbroken
— Nadean Dagenais (@NadeanDagenais) May 27, 2019
Cant believe @ScotiabankArena would do this, they shouldn’t have booked the show knowing that there could be a game that night. Really disappointing and unprofessional
— allyssa (@miss_allyssa_) May 27, 2019
The reason why we are all mad about this Toronto cancellation is because the last time they were in Toronto was three years ago, so how long are those who were supposed to go to night two going to have to wait to go to another Twenty one pilots concert #banditotoronto
— vanessa today (@anathemacab) May 26, 2019
i’m not from toronto, but it’s the closest venue. i just had to cancel my flights and reschedule an entire trip. not fun
— ur local useless account (@tweetin4nuthin) May 26, 2019
My sister got night 2 tickets for Christmas. She was beyond excited. Her, and my family flew to Toronto yesterday and made all the reservations to stay for the week. That’s time off of school/work. This breaks my heart. ☹️They really should of had a backup plan…
— tamara g ? (@tmrhllwy) May 27, 2019
Twenty One Pilots, best known for tracks like “Stressed Out,” “Car Radio,” and “My Blood,” are currently on a North American tour in support of their fourth studio album, Trench. Over the weekend, the group performed at Boston Calling Music Festival, as well as England’s Radio1 Big Weekend. Tonight, they’ll play in Toronto, followed by shows in cities like Pittsburgh, Brooklyn, Raleigh, Charlotte, Orlando, Houston, and Memphis before wrapping-up in Columbus, Ohio on June 29.
This is the Raptors’ first time making the NBA Finals; the team won four straight games against the Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference finals, scoring the spot with a 4-2 series win.