Alternative rock band Weezer have cancelled their Broadway residency due to “low ticket sales” and “unbelievably high expenses”.
The band had been due to start the residency, which was intended to promote their ongoing SZNZ project, in September. The project is a year-long, four-EP release cycle matching up to each season, and was supposed to be celebrated across five nights at New York’s Broadway Theatre.
Each show would showcase each SZNZ EP individually mixed with Weezer classics, followed by a SZNZ encore featuring a mixture of the EPs and fan favourites.
Frontman Rivers Cuomo shared on his official Discord Server (which was then posted to Reddit) that the band was being forced to cancel the shows because of the low ticket sales.
He said: “I’ve just learned that our Broadway shows have been cancelled (due to low ticket sales and unbelievably high expenses).
“I’m very sorry to be telling you this now after we’ve already invested so much time, thought, and emotion. Extra apologies to those of you who cleared schedules and made travel plans to be with us.
“I loved where we were going and I hope we can find a way to resurrect our vision.”
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