Published Jul 12, 2010Often, concert tickets feature the words "rain or shine," and one fan is taking that phrase very seriously. A 42-year-old is suing Rush after the band cancelled a show at Northerly Island in Chicago, IL on Wednesday (July 7) when the wet stuff started falling from the sky.
As Canoe reports, fan Christopher Langone, who flew in from New York to see Rush live, feels the band should have gone forward with the event despite the weather conditions, and is now suing the group for breach of contract.
The lawsuit states: "After the announcement of cancellation, rain was not significant in Chicago. For example, the Chicago White Sox completed a game in the weather in Chicago on the evening of July 7, 2010."
Langone told the Chicago Sun-Times, "I travelled here to Chicago to see the show with old friends. I've been a lifelong fan of Rush and we were very disappointed they cancelled the show... especially when [the rain] stopped."
Langone is seeking reimbursement for his ticket, his airfare and a number of travel expenses, including a round of beers he bought before the show.
Rush played the same venue just two days before the cancelled gig. Here's what Langone missed: