Beyoncé fans in Pittsburgh are inconsolable after getting word that her Aug. 3 show at Acrisure Stadium had been canceled.
“Due to production logistics and scheduling issues, unfortunately, the August 3rd Pittsburgh stop of the Renaissance World Tour will not be taking place,” a statement from the stadium released Wednesday said, adding that ticket refunds would be available.
Two September shows in Seattle and Kansas City were rescheduled, with both locations also citing “production logistics and scheduling issues” as the reasons. Seattle’s was moved to the next day and Kansas City’s was changed to a couple of weeks later.
Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey joined fans in their disappointment in a tweet on Wednesday, telling the public, “We were fully prepared to welcome her to Pittsburgh and honor her with an official day recognizing her visit and accomplishments.”
Offering a glimmer of hope, the statement said, “We are in conversations with the promoter for the event in order to gain an understanding about what led to the cancellation, and if there is anything we can do as a city to find a new date or location for her show.”
Elsewhere online, members of the Bey Hive channeled their frustration into memes.
“Beyoncé Renaissance tour news got the Pittsburgh chapter of the beyhive in shambles,” someone tweeted.
“Raise your hand if you’ve been personally victimized by @beyonce canceling her Pittsburgh show,” another person posted.
“I’m grieving that @Beyonce canceled the Pittsburgh concert,” one more wrote. “Those tickets prices (and seat location) were top tier.”
Others were upset that Queen Bey didn’t share the news herself, with another fan saying, “Fuck this I feel so bad for pittsburgh hive but also beyonce needs to actually address fans instead of letting the sellers and stadiums do her dirty work smh.”
Beyoncé’s next tour stops are still on the calendar. She’s set to play Toronto on July 8 and 9 and after that will return to the United States with a date in Philadelphia on July 12.
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