Published Mar 14, 2018Hedley have announced that their upcoming show in Thunder Bay, ON, has been moved to the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium, blaming the downgrade on what the band call "unforeseen technical issues."
The March 16 concert was originally scheduled to take place at the Fort William Gardens — a facility that typically hosts up to 4,690 people for sporting events, trade shows and concerts. The show's new location is a seated 1,500-seat performing arts centre that hosts Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra performances, theatre productions and comedy shows.
In a message posted to Twitter, Hedley attributed the switch to "unforeseen technical issues with the building." Local hockey team the Thunder Bay North Stars remain scheduled to play at Fort William Gardens on March 14 and 17.
Tickets for the original Hedley concert will be honoured at the new venue, though refunds are available through the Fort William Gardens for those who want them.
Doors will open at 6 p.m., and Hedley will perform a full set with no opening act.
The ongoing tour has been plagued by problems since allegations of sexual misconduct against frontman Jacob Hoggard emerged earlier this year.
Since the initial claims, the band have banned press from their shows, been dropped by their management and withdrawn from the Junos. A venue in Windsor cancelled a Hedley show that was supposed to take place earlier this week. Multiple support acts have removed themselves from the tour bill, as well.
The band previously announced that they would be taking an "indefinite hiatus," but only after wrapping their current run of tour dates.