Many huge names in music and entertainment slated to perform this week will not be doing so, due to the arrival of Hurricane Sandy and the winter system it is expected to join.
Artists such as Louis C.K., Rita Ora, the xx and Ghostface Killah and R& B sensation John Legend are among many musical acts that have canceled or rescheduled live appearances as Hurricane Sandy descends upon the East Coast this week. Even President Obama and Mitt Romney, have postponed rallies and events in the wake of the super storm set to overtake the East Coast.
On his website, Louis C.K. posted a message apologizing to fans after being forced to nix his show. He wrote: “If it’s any consolation, I’m eating a pretty staggering fee for canceling the show. But I can take it,” he offered to fans. “What I can’t take is the thought that there’s a CHANCE 4,300 people will be in danger trying to get home from my stupid show,” he added.
Rita Ora canceled her show in Philadelphia and singer John Legend canceled his performance at Brooklyn’s new Barclays Center.
Rapper Ghostface Killah nixed his live performance that was set at the Highline Ballroom show in New York and the xx has scrapped shows in New York, Baltimore and Philadelphia.
Hurricane Sandy’s timing is seen as bringing hardship to the presidential campaign for both Obama and Romney as this week is seen as a crucial last effort for both men to drum up support for their respective campaigns. Both men were slated to appear in eastern states such as Virginia and New Hampshire.
So what are your thoughts on the super storm that is expected to ravage the East Coast? What kind of hurricane/storm preparedness tips can you offer others? Watch live coverage of Hurricane Sandy from The Weather Channel.
Cicely C. Mitchell/ Mix 96.5– Houston