Zac Brown Band were forced to cancel their Vancouver show last Friday after some crew members were denied entry into Canada.
The incident was revealed by frontman Zac Brown on social media just hours before the concert, part of the country-rock group’s Out in the Middle Tour, was set to begin at Rogers Arena in Vancouver.
“We’re sorry to announce that we won’t be able to perform in Vancouver tonight. Our Canadian fans are incredible, and we would love nothing more than to share an evening of music together,” Brown wrote on Facebook. “Some of our crew members had charges on their records from over a decade ago that have since been removed. Our team has regularly performed in Canada for 10 years, including two performances this year alone.”
Brown explained that whenever the band toured Canada, its members have “been at the mercy of a single border agent who decides who is allowed in to work, and unfortunately, not everyone was able to make it in the country last night.”
“We are a family, a tribe. We stick together and support each other and we never leave anyone behind. As a band who prides themselves on showing up with excitement and professionalism, we will always play where we are welcome and appreciated, and we’re so sorry we can’t be there tonight,” he added.
Zac Brown Band has promised to refund the tickets at point of purchase.
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