Well, that show at Revolution this past Sunday featuring R. Kelly – was more like a club event that just so happened to have R. Kelly just hosting and not performing. A lot of people complained that they thought it was a performance and felt misled, especially when the event started at 8pm and R. Kelly didn’t show up till 1am. TicketMaster has even reportedly started refunding the money to angry customers. Here’s the statement that Revolution Live released to ease the situation.
Revolution Live in Ft Lauderdale prides itself on producing and presenting a first class concert event at all our shows. Providing a quality, comfortable fan experience is of paramount importance to us.
However, we do make our facility available for rental to other promoters and individuals who produce events in our space. While we do our best to make sure these rentals deliver, unfortunately our control over their product can at times be limited. Such was the case with the R Kelly Black and White VIP Party held Sunday, October 2nd.
We understand that there was some disappointment with the event and the quality of entertainment offered by the promoter. R. Kelly showed up at 1 AM for an event that started at 8PM. While this was promoted as a VIP Meet & Greet Party rather than a concert, it was very poorly organized and did not live up to the advertised message. Please contact Ticketmaster for customer service and refund details.
Revolution Live does not produce events like this and this is not indicative of the way we run our concerts. We hope that those who had a negative experience at this event do not let it reflect on Revolution Live. We look forward to seeing you at one of our future shows.
Source: New Times