The Program Board canceled the Our Lady Peace and American Hi-Fi concert Wednesday because Our Lady Peace lead singer Raine Maida had a sore throat and was unable to sing, PB Executive Chair Seth Weinert said.
PB was informed of the cancellation at 11 a.m. Wednesday and stopped ticket sales at noon, Weinert said. PB had sold about 500 of the 1,300 available tickets, Weinert said.
Students can receive refunds for their tickets at the Marvin Center Ticketmaster.
PB decided to cancel the concert because students would not be listening to all the bands they paid for, Weinert said.
“We are disappointed to get such short notice of the cancellation, but there is nothing we can do,” Weinert said. “Students will not be happy with PB or the band, but it is no one’s fault.”
PB planned to spend $2,000 to host the event, Weinert said. The money left unspent will go toward end-of-the-year events such as Midnight Breakfast. PB will add any leftover funds to next year’s budget, Weinert said.
PB would have paid production expenses for the show had it run, but avoided talent fees because the group bought a package deal through the CTN tour, Weinert said.
The concert was part of the CTN Binge Tour, an event sponsored by Best Buy and other corporate sponsors.