Lil Wayne Reps Say Illness Forced Canada Concert Cancellations
Â The Young Money camp has issued a statement explaining the last minute cancellation of the Western Canada leg of the America’s Most Wanted Festival Tour. Concertgoers who arrived at GM Place in Vancouver, British Columbia on Monday (August 17) expecting to see performances by Young Jeezy, Soulja Boy, Pleasure P, Jeremih, and headliner Lil’ Wayne were told at the door that the high profile concert had been cancelled, with no formal explanation given.
While early speculations suggested one of the performers had been detained at the US/Canadian border, Wayne’s label has revealed a much less complicated reason.
“Lil Wayne, due to illness, was advised by his doctors to cancel the Young Money Presents America’s Most Wanted Festival tour stops in Western Canada,” the Cash Money imprint said in a statement. “The tour was scheduled to come through Vancouver and Edmonton on August 17 and 18. Wayne, his band and crew arrived in Canada with full intention of performing, but were forced to cancel the dates due to doctor-mandated rest. [The] Young Money Presents America’s Most Wanted Music Festival will continue their tour routing and extends an apology to the fans for the cancellation.”
The tour is scheduled to resume on Thursday (August 20) at the Fiddler’s Green Ampitheatre in Denver, Colorado.
Originally scheduled to wrap its 22-city run in Dallas, Texas on August 23, the America’s Most Wanted Music Festival tour was extend to include ten more cities, ending in Sunrise, Florida on September 6.
An additional date has since been added, bringing the tour to a close in Birmingham, Alabama one day later.