UB40 Cancels Roanoke Concert Scheduled for October

UB40 announced today that due to a push back of an album release, the group has no choice by to push back their "40th Anniversary Tour" to 2019. 

The music group was scheduled to play at DrPepper Park in Roanoke on October 6, 2018.  Rescheduling options for the 2019 season are being considered; however, those details have not been decided.

UB40 issued the following statement through their publicist.  "Due to circumstances outside of our control, the North American Leg of UB40's 40th Anniversary "For the Many" tour has been rescheduled for 2019.  The new dates will correspond with the North American release of UB40's new record.  We deeply regret any inconvenience for the fans and look forward to performing at a city near you in 2019." 

As per UB40's representatives, the dates of the tour are now TBA and will most likely occur in August - October of 2019. 

Waynette Anderson, President of DrPepper Park, stated, "A lot of unforeseen circumstances have been thrown our way that are out of our control from Hurricane Florence forcing us to reschedule Flashback Fridays on September 14th to this now unforeseen delay of the UB40 tour dates”. She continues, “We are going to stay positive and we look forward to our Flashback Fridays shows on October 5th and 12th. We appreciate all of the support we’ve received from Roanoke and wish to give back to those supporters by putting on great shows in the future for our community!”

Anderson adds, "Ticket sales were strong for this concert and we know that everyone was really looking forward to seeing them in Roanoke, Virginia.  We are extremely disappointed by the cancellation and are working to find a fix for this as soon as possible." 

DrPepper Park will be automatically refunding all tickets that have been purchased to the show. 

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