Promoter Over Sells W.A.S.P. Show in Dallas - Show Shut Down by Dallas Fire Department
Updated: Nov 7, 2022
Update from the promoter 11/7/22 - "After the dust settled in Dallas we wanted to make a clarifying statement letting everyone know that Amplified Live did not intentionally over sell the show. There was a clerical error on the venue capacity certificate that didn't include the entire outdoor venue space. When they rebranded the venue they were issued a new certificate with this omission. While that area is clearly venue space, the Dallas Fire Dept had no choice but to shut down the show because of that reason and the venue will be having a new certificate issued ASAP. Again we are sorry for what happened"
November 5, 2022 — After a string of sold out shows, the W.A.S.P. show in Dallas, Texas was shut down Saturday night by the Dallas Fire Department just prior to the the band taking the stage as the almost 2000 seat capacity venue was over sold. According to the Dallas Fire Department the show as over sold by almost 1200 tickets. W.A.S.P. lead singer Blackie Lawless said "the Dallas Police Department advised us to leave the venue immediately because they said they could not guarantee our safety”. He went on to say “promoters didn’t think this band could sell tickets in the U.S. anymore, well it goes to show the absolute dedication of our fan base has here in the U. S.”. No return date has been set for this show, but Blackie said, “we’ll certainly be back, you can bet on that”. All those in attendance will be issued a full and complete refund.