Teksupport Delivers Updated Statement Regarding Saturday Prydz Cancellation
An official and expanded statement has at last been offered by Teksupport, the company responsible for the organization of the Friday, March 3rd and Saturday, March 4th Eric Prydz shows hosted at Brooklyn warehouse, Depot 52.
With Friday—notably the second show added of the two dates, a response to the overwhelming demand for tickets to what was intended to be a single day event on March 4th—heralded as a “sellout success” by Teksupport, Saturday was expected to expound on the success of the Friday evening event that would serve as the opener to a stacked weekend of four-hour Prydz sets, rife with exclusive new IDs and laser beams.
Yet the only laser beam shot Saturday night would be delivered by the city, in annihilation of the highly anticipated event. “Still waiting for an official update,” Prydz tweeted, “but do not travel to the show…” an announcement that arrived as those present at the venue began to be turned away by police. Teksupport confirmed the show’s cancellation via a Facebook post shortly after Prydz’s tweet. The event marked Prydz’s second, and final appearance in New York during all of 2017, a fact that added additional sting to the event’s closure.
Understandably frustrated, ticket holders expressed their anger in the comments section of Teksupport’s original Facebook post, accusing the company of failing to obtain the appropriate permit(s) to hold such an event at such a scale. Today, Teksupport has composed another statement by way of Facebook post to address Saturday’s cancellation, and the refunds to ensue.
“As anyone who has been attending Teksupport events over the last several months knows, we have never had issues with Depot 52 in the past,” the company wrote, acknowledging previous events orchestrated at Depot 52, including Disclosure’s NYE 2017 “Wildlife” event, and New Year’s Day’s Steve Aoki performance, among others. Teksupport dispelled fans’ claims that the cancellation was the derivative of a licensing issue: “For this particular event, all permits and licensing was in place and approved beforehand as we would never take unnecessary risks.”
Those who purchased tickets to the Saturday affair will receive a refund automatically issued to their account beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, March 7th. Teksupport noted that further details are still yet to come, yet will be providing succeeding updates on their social media.