The backlash continues…
Morgan Wallen fans were left fuming this weekend after he abruptly canceled his show on Sunday night in Oxford, Mississippi – just minutes before he was set to take the stage and after his openers Hardy and Ernest had already performed.
According to Morgan, he had lost his voice after the Saturday night show and worked all day to get it back, but wasn’t able to recover in time for the Sunday show.
“After last night’s show I started losing my voice so I spent the day resting up, talking to my doctor and working through my vocal exercises trying to get better.
I really thought I’d be able to take the stage and it kills me to deliver this so close to showtime, but my voice is shot and I am unable to sing.
All tickets will be refunded at point of purchase. I am so sorry, I promise you guys I tried everything I could.”
But many fans were understandably upset at the last-minute cancelation, pointing out the money they spent on travel, hotels, babysitters, not to mention merch and concessions once they got to the stadium for a show that never happened.
And now one fan is taking the issue off of social media and into the courtroom.
Brandi Burcham, a resident of Prentiss County, Mississippi, filed the lawsuit in federal court today, alleging breach of contract and negligence against the country music star.
According to the complaint, Burcham purchased tickets to the ill-fated concert and also “incurred other out-of-pocket expenses in connection” with the show. And she says that despite the fact that refunds were promised to all ticketholders, “no offer has been made to reimburse concertgoers for other out-of-pocket expenses they incurred in connection with the cancellation, including transportation, lodging, food, merchandise sales, transaction fees, and other such expenses.”
Burcham asks that the court certify her lawsuit as a class action suit on behalf of all persons who purchased tickets for the show, and alleges that concert attendees were third-party beneficiaries of Morgan’s contract with the University of Mississippi. She claims that due to Morgan not performing, ticketholders were “deprived of the concert performance they paid to see through no fault of their own.”
She also claims that Morgan “assumed a duty to exercise due and reasonable care” to protect the financial interest of ticketholders, which includes “ensuring foreseeable cancellations are announced in a timely manner.”
The lawsuit asks that Morgan be ordered to pay the damages for money lost by his fans, as well as interest and attorneys’ fees.
I guess you could say she’s a little upset about all the money she “Wasted On You,” Morgan.
Morgan Wallen Reschedules 3 More Concert Dates
It appears as though Morgan’s is going to be rescheduling a few more shows… this time, with a little more notice. Only 11 stops into his global 7-month tour and has now been reportedly put on vocal rest by his doctor.
Wallen took to his Instagram story to make the announcement about rescheduled tour dates after being put on vocal rest:
“Y’all know how important my fans are to me, so I feel horrible about this news. There’s nothing more I want to do than be on stage playing for you guys.
But as of today, I’m on doctor-ordered vocal rest and we have to reschedule this week’s shows.
I appreciate and understand everything you do to get to my shows, so it would be unfair of me to put on a show that I know I will not be 100%.
I’m doing everything I can to speed up the process of getting to that 100% mark.”
The rest of the Instagram story revealed the new dates for the shows that were scheduled for Michigan, Illinois, and Nebraska for this week:
– Grand Rapids, MI- June 27th
– Moline, IL- September 8th
– Lincoln, NE- September 9th
As of right now, Wallen has not rescheduled the Oxford, Mississippi show at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.
The post also went on to reiterate that all original tickets would be honored for the rescheduled dates and that any questions about refunds should be taken up with the ticket’s point of purchase.