Monday, March 3, 2008

Kanye coming, Van Halen postponed

So Kanye's coming to Charlotte after all.

Just days after Live Nation said that the rapper wouldn't be bringing his Glow in the Dark tour to Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre as had been rumored, Charlotte Bobcats Arena said Monday that West will be stopping there May 8 instead.

Tickets start at $50 and go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at the Bobcats Arena box office, all Ticketmaster locations, charge by phone or online at

And (it was inevitable wasn't it?) Van Halen has postponed four stops on the band’s nationwide tour, including Raleigh, its last stop in the Carolinas. Eddie Van Halen is currently undergoing undisclosed medical tests, according to Live Nation (Perez Hilton points to whispers about Eddie's sobriety). The band opened its tour in Charlotte in September and was scheduled to return to North Carolina on Friday.

Update: The Raleigh concert has been rescheduled for April 13. Keep your tickets -- Live Nation said they will be honored at the rescheduled concert.


Anonymous said...

That's too bad. Of course, Van Halen relies on actual people (musicians) playing real instruments, whereas Kanye has risen to fame by copying (stealing) other people's music (C. Mayfield, for example), and making up juvenile rhymes over top of it. People will still flock to see him, though, since "there's a sucker born every minute."

Chris said...

Getting my Kanye tickets tomorrow via the fan club pre-sale early. Even though it feels like a scam, at least it guarantees some decent seats. Then I can do the whole "all-access" thing if needed and break the bank.

Anyone have recommendations about best places to be for a show at this arena? Never been to one, personally.

Anonymous said...

I feel bad for those people who had tickets for Van Halen in Raliegh. Saw them here and it was one of the best concerts I have ever seen.

Chris Littmann said...

I ended up with Section 105, Row C for the Kanye West show. Certainly looks good based on the map of Bobcats Arena.

Anonymous said...

Well, unfortunately, since "The Eye" publication stated last Wednesday, the Kanye tour was NOT coming here AT ALL, I rushed to get Raleigh tickets. Lawn ones. (Stupid, I know) However, NOW, that it is coming to Charlotte, I am stuck with 2 lawn tickets that I probably can't even give away now. :(