Pioneer death metal band Possessed canceled their Saturday gig in Bogota after allegedly failing to sell more than 55 tickets.
According to the band’s label, the gig was canceled due to “issues with the promoter.”
“We did everything in our power to come out and play this show for [the fans]. In preparation for this show, we are all actually in Los Angeles this minute practicing for this show and have even made special t-shirts for this Colombian November 12th show,” the band said on their label’s website.
Claiming that their Colombian promoter had prompted the cancellation, Possessed commented, “we are really disappointed that this is not going to happen the way it was supposed to, since the whole band was really excited to go to Colombia to give you a killer show.”
However, their promoter in Colombia, Invoking Productions, revealed a slightly different side of the story, claiming that the show “was cancelled due to lack of support in the city of Bogota. Unfortunately, they sold less than 55 tickets so we had to cancel the event.”
Due to this overwhelming lack of support, the event was canceled to the dismay of all involved, the promoter explained.
“We are very grateful to those who supported us and we will refund the money for the tickets immediately. A thousand thanks to everyone for the support, but it is impossible to continue with the concert without the support of concert attendees.”
Considered to be one of the original American death metal bands, the band hails from the San Fransisco Bay Area in California and was originally formed in 1983, and reassembled with the help of their original bassist and vocalist Jeff Becerra in 2007.