The Libertines Forced To Cancel Forthcoming Show

The Libertines 2017

“Health And Safety concerns” shut down their final remaining seaside date...

The Libertines have had to cancel their forthcoming show in Blackpool… after they’d already postponed it once.

The band were due to play the famous Empress Ballroom on 22 September as part of their “Tiddeley Om Pom Pom” tour of seaside venues, but “essential maintenance works” had meant the show was put back to 14 December.

However, Blackpool Council, who own the Winter Gardens complex which houses the Grade II listed building, have brought forward a survey of the venue which means the capacity will be significantly reduced.

In a statement posted on Twitter, The Libertines said:

“Due to continuing health and safety concerns, which called for essential maintenance work on the ceiling at the Empress Ballroom in Blackpool, The Libertines’ rescheduled show on December 14th has had to be cancelled."

“The band were very much looking forward to playing this legendary venue, are saddened that the show has to be cancelled and apologise to fans, but ask them to understand that the concert on both occasions was cancelled by the management of the Empress Ballroom.

“This unfortunate situation is totally out of The Libertines’ control.”

The note goes on to let fans know that “refunds are available from point of purchase”.