CHICAGO (CBS) — The Metro in Wrigleyville canceled a concert Tuesday night in the interest of “maintaining precautionary health and safety measures for the staff.”
The Glorious Sons, a band based in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, had been scheduled to play at the concert venue, at 3730 N. Clark St. just north of Wrigley Field.READ MORE: Chicago Weather Alert: Snow Totals From Lake Effect Snowstorm
In its cancellation announcement not long before the show was supposed to begin, the Metro was not specific about whether the reason had to do with COVID-19 or something else. The venue’s voicemail box was full Tuesday night.
In regards to tonight’s show: pic.twitter.com/NJCxLlGzk6
— Metro (@MetroChicago) December 15, 2021
“All tickets will be automatically refunded, and The Glorious Sons hope to be back in Chicago to make up this show as soon as possible The Glorious Sons will continue on with the tour tomorrow in Minneapolis,” the Metro wrote. “We are sincerely grateful for your support and understanding in this difficult moment for the live music industry.”READ MORE: Mayor Lightfoot Added To Lawsuit Over Removal Of Christopher Columbus Statue In Little Italy
The Glorious Sons tweeted an announcement saying much the same as the Metro did.
— The Glorious Sons (@TheGloriousSons) December 15, 2021
On Twitter, some people were grateful for the decision to keep staff safe, while others complained about the short notice and said they had already left to go to the show when they found out.
Thanks for doing the right thing and looking out for everyone.
— superlorna69 (@superlorna69) December 15, 2021
I just spent $40 on an Uber ride only to have to turn around and pay another 40 to come home. Why not let us know earlier? Very inconsiderate
— Ann Baker (@AnnMcGBaker) December 15, 2021
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Hey @MetroChicago while I applaud looking out for your staff, canceling a show 30 minutes before doors after people have already been traveling from out of town is very frustrating and shows zero consideration for your customers.
— 🤷🏻♂️ (@Somethingsfishy) December 15, 2021
The Metro requires proof of vaccination against COVID-19 – with the last dose administered at least 14 days before the event – along with a photo ID to attend its events.