Not even a couple of virtual performances from Eazy-E and ODB could save this year's Rock the Bells tour.
The annual hip-hop festival recently played the Los Angeles area to mixed reviews (some quality music, but less so of a festival experience, said our reviewer, Gerrick Kennedy). And now the organizers have announced the cancellation of planned dates in New York and
The cause? Even organizers Guerilla Union will admit it -- low ticket sales.
Rock the Bells founder Chang Weisberg said in a statement announcing the cancellation:
Weisberg told Radio.com's Scott T. Sterling that upcoming tours from Jay-Z,
Rock the Bells has always been a labor of love to attend -- especially this year, with brutal heat and underserved festival amenities. It appears that East Coast fans won't have to worry about all that after all.