A concert in the Bay Area, which was slated to feature MC Hammer, Tony! Toni! Tone!, Digital Underground, En Vogue, and Luniz, has been abruptly cancelled.
The show was set to take place tonight, November 27, at the Oakland Arena, which had been rescheduled from October 12. However, the concert was cancelled early this morning due to “the promoter’s failure to meet its obligations to certain artists and the venue,” a statement on the venue’s website read. No further details were given, but ticketholders are expected to receive a refund via point of purchase.
Tony! Toni! Tone! took to Twitter early this morning, noting that after days of rehearsal, “it was like being in the living room back in Oakland.”
“By now if you haven’t heard the Bay Area Reunion has been canceled,” the group wrote. “In any event it brought US to a reality. We the people our Friends aka Fans will prevail.”
Despite the cancellation, the group will return to Oakland for three gigs at Yoshi’s next month.
MC Hammer was supposed to stop in the city as a part of his return to the music scene. Earlier this year, he embarked on a North American tour – his first since 1991. The rapper, best-known for smash-hits like “U Can’t Touch This” and “2 Legit 2 Quit,” last released Family Affair in 1998.