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For Immediate Release:
BRIAN SETZER FORCED TO CANCEL PERFORMANCE IN LYNCHBURG, VA DUE TO INJURY
Under doctor’s orders, iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and three-time Grammy-Award winner Brian Setzer has been forced to cancel his 16th annual “Christmas Rocks! Tour” by The Brian Setzer Orchestra due to a severe case of tinnitus. This includes his November 23, 2019 performance at the Academy Center of the Arts’ Historic Academy Theatre in Lynchburg, VA.
The over 20-city annual and critically acclaimed holiday extravaganza by SETZER and 19-piece ORCHESTRA was his best-selling Christmas tour to date and set to start this week, running from November 15 in Minneapolis through December 21 in Los Angeles.
Setzer says he deeply regrets this inconvenience to his fans and thanks them in advance for their love and support.
“It’s heartbreaking to disappoint my fans who have shared my Christmas seasons with me for over fifteen years,” says SETZER. “I’m truly sorry for the inconvenience this has caused all of the amazing people who make my tour happen and to my unbelievably loyal and devoted fans. I hate to let you down and I hope you’ll understand.”
Box Office staff at the Academy Center of the Arts will refund tickets at the point of purchase. Patrons purchasing with credit cards will be refunded to the card used. Patrons purchasing with cash or check will be contacted by Box Office staff within five (5) business days to arrange a refund.
“We are, of course, disappointed that the performance has to be canceled, but we wish Brian Setzer a speedy recovery,” said Corey Wilson, Programming Manager. “Thank you to everyone who has purchased tickets for this event and for supporting the Academy Center of the Arts through our programming. We apologize for this inconvenience and will work to refund patrons in a timely manner.”
For more information, call the Academy Center of the Arts’ Box Office at (434) 846-8499.
The Academy Center of the Arts, anchored by the historic Academy of Music Theatre, is greater Lynchburg’s multi-facility center for arts, culture, and community building, occupying 1.25 blocks on Main Street in downtown Lynchburg. The Academy Center of the Arts, previously known as the Academy of Fine Arts, was formed in 2003 from the merger of the Lynchburg Fine Arts Center and the Academy of Music Theatre, Inc. Built in 1905 and closed in 1958, the Theatre is one of the few surviving Beaux-Arts style theatres in Virginia. For more information, visit www.AcademyCenter.org.