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.
In response to inquiries, we can confirm that Prince will not be performing at @masseyhall tonight.
— Live Nation Ontario (@LiveNationON) November 4, 2014
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.”
— Hannah Welton (@HannahFordDrums) November 5, 2014