I posted a simple note to the Diary, which will also be included in the next list mailing. The nicest thing I can say about the CFF woman in charge of the concert, is that she may be inexperienced. The concert could have brought twenty or thirty grand to CFF, but she messed up. We will not work with folks like her again, that is, amateur promoters who don’t seem to have a clue. I will prefer to make a monetary donation to a cause, rather than be made to look like a fool by an idiot calling me a star and blaming me for a cancellation. Here is my statement:
My apologies to those who were looking forward to seeing our performance at Popejoy Hall in Albuquerque last month. When my manager found out that the promoter and beneficiary of the benefit concert, CFF, had not even informed the media of the concert two weeks before it was supposed to happen, had not bought any advertising, basically had done none of the things that they had promised and agreed to… she cancelled the show. The only people who had purchased tickets up to that point were people who had found out about the concert through our mailing list or from this Diary.
We are not a cancel-happy group. In over twenty years of touring we have cancelled only three shows.