Cat Stevens (Yusuf Islam) cancels NYC concert because of scalpers

Music News | Sep 24th, 2014

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Cat Stevens (Yusuf Islam) has canceled his New York appearance on his Peace Train…Late Again tour because of stupid scalpers. His Beacon Theatre show’s tickets were getting outrageously high on websites and Stevens decided to pull the plug on that. NY has a law against paperless tickets for some reason. For a city that’s suppose to be a center of entertainment and high-tech on things, they certainly are behind in the times.

Stevens wrote on his website:

“Unfortunately I will not be performing in NYC this time around but I am looking forward to playing for fans in Philadelphia on December 4 and hope to return to NYC at a future date. My fans will understand and I thank them for informing me about the extortionate tickets prices already being listed on some websites. I have been a longtime supporter of paperless tickets to my shows worldwide and avoiding scalpers. Unfortunately NY has a state law that requires all tickets sold for shows in NYC to be paper, enabling them to be bought and sold at inflated prices. I’m sorry about not being able to now play in NYC but hope to find an opportunity that aligns with my support of this issue in the near future, God willing. Looks like the Peace Train is going to arrive at New York a little bit later than expected.” – Yusuf


Mon-Dec 01 Toronto ON Massey Hall
Thu-Dec 04 Philadelphia PA Tower Theatre
Sun-Dec 07 Boston MA Citi Performing Arts Center – Wang Theatre
Tue-Dec 09 Chicago IL Chicago Theatre
Fri-Dec 12 San Francisco CA The Masonic
Sun-Dec 14 Los Angeles CA Nokia Theatre L.A. Live

If you’ve received your Amazon pre-sale code and wish to buy tickets for the Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, or Los Angeles shows, the early access period still runs from September 24, 2014 at 12 PM through September 25, 2014 at 10 PM (local concert venue time).

If you’ve received your Amazon pre-sale code and wish to buy tickets for the newly added Philadelphia show, the early access period runs from September 25, 2014 at 12PM through September 26, 2014 at 10PM (local concert venue time).

Codes issued by Amazon can be applied for both the Ticketmaster and AXS shows.


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