Published May 16, 2008Yesterday we reported that Sunday night's Radiohead concert in Bristow, VA was washed out by bad weather, leaving many fans dissatisfied over how the band and concert promoter Live Nation handled the situation. Now both Radiohead and Live Nation have responded to the outcry.
As we mentioned, Radiohead bassist originally touched on the bad weather in a posting on the band's Dead Air Space site the day after the show (May 12), before comments like "Radiohead @ Nissan: You Both Suck" hit cyberspace. And since then another message has appeared pointing fans to contact the venue, Nissan Pavillion.
However, now John Vlautin, a spokesperson for Live Nation, which owns the venue, also replied, stating: "While we have no control over Mother Nature, we certainly are disappointed that some fans did not make it to the venue. We take customer service very seriously and urge ticketholders to contact [email protected], where we will resolve their issues on a case-by-case basis."
A nice peace offering, but not all fans are buying it. Tickets have been offered to Radiohead's August 12 show at the not-so-nearby Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ, or tickets to a show of their choice at Nissan Pavilion. Billboard.com reports that an online petition to lure Radiohead back to a venue closer to the Bristow market has launched with more than 350 signatures.
Oh, the perils of concertgoing.