A Rock Band Cancels A Concert In Syracuse Hours Before The Show Starts, But No One Can Say Why

English rock band The Cult unexpectedly canceled their Tuesday show in Syracuse two hours before it was supposed to start, and fans are still wondering why.

The Cult were supposed to play the Oncenter Crouse Hinds Theater as part of their “We Own the Night” tour with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, but ticket holders received an email from Ticketmaster hours before the show informing them that the concert was postponed. No catch-up date has yet been scheduled.

Some fans took to Facebook in protest.

“At least tell us what the unforeseen circumstances are. We’ve come a long way and you’ve been waiting that long to announce,” one person said.

“Sad. Time to drive 1.5 hours home,” said another.

Oncenter posted on its website that the show was canceled “due to an unforeseen issue.” A representative for ASM Global’s Syracuse sites declined to comment via email.

The group has not posted a reason for the cancellation on its website or social media pages. The band’s agent was unreachable at press time and the band did not respond to messages sent via social media.

The band performed the following night at the Meadow Brook Amphitheater in Rochester Hills, Michigan.

The Oncenter show will be postponed to a later date, according to a statement posted on their website. Details have not been released.

The group, made up of vocalist Ian Astbury and guitarist Billy Duffy, is best known for 80s UK hits like ‘She Sells Sanctuary’, ‘Rain’ and ‘Fire Woman’, as well as the song ‘Painted on My Heart’. 2000s “Gone in 60 Seconds” soundtrack.

Jules Struck writes about life and culture in and around Syracuse. Contact her anytime at jstruck@syracuse.com or on Instagram at julesstruck.journo.

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