Opening show for the Performing Arts Centre centre cancelled - the Air Supply instruments didn't arrive

By Pepper Parr

September 16th, 2022



What a screw up.

The folks that make the wheels go around at the Performing Arts Centre put together a top notch season.

That one of the best bands on stage for the Season Opener.

Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock, who formed the band Air Supply in 1975

Air Supply – the duo who have been playing together for more than xx years had made Burlington one of their three Canadian performances.

The event was close to sold out – 95% of the tickets were purchased – all they had left were singles spread out through the 730 seat theatre.

At 4 pm Tammy Fox and her team were advised that the gear Air Supply uses had not arrived. That was cutting it a little close – at 6 pm still no show from the cargo company.

The problem was with Canada Customs

Chris Murphy – Sloan – came to the rescue.

Fox was able to call in a big favour and have Chris Murphy of Sloan take to the stage and serve as the opening act.

The show was supposed to start at 7:30
After the Sloan performance at about 8 pm Tammy Fox had to walk out on the stage and announce that the event had to be cancelled and invited everyone to gather in the huge lobby and enjoy a free drink at the bar and meet Russell and Hitchcock and commiserate.

What a tough way to start a season.

The show will take place on Sunday at 2:00 pm – all the tickets sold will be honoured.

There were some cancellations – looking on the bright side – there is a chance for people to get tickets to a great duo that BETTER HERE.

On their Face Book page Air Supply had this to say:

The Air Supply “Lost in Love VIP Experience” wasn’t consummated on the 14th – you can still have that experience on the 18th

“.So here we were at our show tonight … Due to screw ups by our cargo company and Air Canada, our gear didn’t arrive at all … We went onstage and explained what happened … You all blew us away with how understanding you were … Tonight’s show has been moved to Sunday, September 18th at 2:00 pm and all tickets for the show will be honored for the rescheduled date … Once again, THANK YOU from the deepest part of our hearts, for your patience and understanding … It was nice to get to meet most of the audience in the lobby after the show and connect … We look forward to seeing you all on Sunday.”

Stuff happens. Check with the box office – some really good seats now available

Performing Arts Box office has extended their hours.

Call the Box Office: (905) 681-6000

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