Hurricane Irene forces more concert cancellations

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With Hurricane Irene making its way up the East Coast and expected to hit Massachusetts on Sunday, concert promoters are being forced to cancel show’s scheduled for this weekend throughout the state. The latest batch of cancellations include Travis Tritt at Indian Ranch in Webster on Sunday, Styx at the South Shore Music Circus in Cohasset on Sunday, and The Temptations and The Four Tops co-headliner shows at the Music Circus on Saturday and Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis on Sunday.

Representatives from all of each of the venues and performers are citing safety for fans, artists and staff as the reason for the cancellations. Refunds are available at the point of purchase for each of the cancelled shows.

Suzette Raun, president of Indian Ranch, said in a statement, “We are working now with Travis and his team to get him on the 2012 schedule.” The venue’s annual Summer Bewfest will still take place on Saturday as scheduled from 2 to 6 p.m.

This weekend’s shows at the Music Circus and Melody Tent were the final shows of the concert season for both venues. In a statement to fans, Styx said, “We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and we hope to see our friends in the Boston area in 2012!”

Earlier this week, Kenny Chesney moved his Sunday show at Gillette Stadium with the Zac Brown Band and Billy Currington to Friday. Due to event traffic overlapping with the Friday evening commute, Gillette Stadium is asking ticketholders to allow ample time to get to the stadium and for commuters to be aware of heavy traffic on Route 1 between I-95 and I-495 on Friday afternoon/early evening.

The Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival has rescheduled Sunday‚Äôs show at the Comcast Center in Mansfield to Tuesday, August 30. The show’s lineup of Avenged Sevenfold, Three Days Grace, Seether, Bullet For My Valentine, Escape The Fate, Sevendust, Black Tide, Art of Dying and The Black Cloud Collective will all perform on Tuesday.

All tickets for the originally scheduled performance dates for both Chesney and the Uproar Festival will be honored at their rescheduled dates and refunds are available at point of purchase for those unable to attend on the new dates.

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