Early last month, the Student Activities Board cancelled the fall concert and refunded ticket purchases. SAB was unable to reschedule the Andy Grammer concert this semester because of the limited time frame and availability of event venues, but Grammer will be performing on campus Feb. 20. Details about tickets sales, time and venue will follow at a later date.
Grammer was unable to perform as originally scheduled because of his participation in, “Dancing with the Stars,” according to SAB’s Facebook post. The pop rock artist expressed his disappointment about the turn of events in an apologetic video he shared via social media.
Although the contract the performer signed was flexible on cancellations because of his involvement in “Dancing with the Stars,” the news came as a surprise to Grammer as well as students, as Grammer says in his video he did not expect to do well on the show.
Junior Joseph Smith, the SAB Concerts Committee chair, says it’s not often that a performance is canceled.
“One of our advisors who has been around for 25 years says that this is probably the fourth time that [the cancellation of a concert] has happened,” Smith says.
Smith remains optimistic about SAB’s other planned events and says SAB is already looking to the future.
“We’re looking into more acts next semester but nothing is set in stone yet,” Smith says. “We’re still working on next semester and we’re getting everything ready.”