Prince pop-up show a no-go

Live Nation and bandmates of 3rdEyeGirl apologize for confusion on Facebook and Twitter

Fans of pop icon Prince were disappointed on Tuesday after lining up for a rumoured show at Massey Hall, only to be told that the concert would not be taking place.

A line up formed in the morning after word broke on Twitter. Various fan groups retweeted a tweet by 3rdEyeGirl, Prince’s band.

The tweet said “4th day of November, we need a purple high: OTNOROT CALLING…” It was later deleted.

Around 2:30 p.m., Live Nation Ontario confirmed that there would be no concert.

The entertainment company later apologized on Facebook for the confusion that stemmed from Ticketmaster posting incorrect information on its website.

“The only reservation was for a production rehearsal. There was no concert scheduled for today,” Live Nation Ontario said Tuesday night.

3rdEyeGirl drummer Hannah Welton also apologized to fans, calling the incident a “total mix-up.”

“There was never a show confirmed,” Welton said on Twitter. “We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to the day we rock Toronto.”