The director of the Clark State Performing Arts Center asked close to 1,500 Phillip Phillips fans Tuesday to “hold on.”
The “American Idol” winner on Monday canceled his remaining May tour dates — including a sold-out May 16 show in Springfield — via a social media message to fans, but Stuart Secttor at Clark State isn’t ready to start issuing refunds until he knows whether Phillips can return this fall.
“We don’t know what to say until we get things rescheduled,” Secttor, the center’s executive director, said. “They are committed to filling those dates they had to cancel.”
“What we’re looking at is November,” he added.
Phillips’ management on Monday cited several medical reasons as the cause of the cancellations. The “Home” singer has had ongoing kidney problems.
His management wrote that, “He looks forward to getting healthy, seeing everyone on the John Mayer tour this summer and rescheduling the shows he missed for the fall.”
Tickets for the May 16 show would be honored at any future show, or be eligible for a refund after the new date is announced, according to Secttor.
Contact the Clark State ticket office with further questions at 937-328-3874.
Tickets for Phillips’ show in the center’s 1,500-seat Kuss Auditorium initially went on sale Jan. 23, and sold out within the day.
Last year Clark State had to announce the cancellation of a concert by LeAnn Rimes, but only with minutes to spare.
Rimes ended up being taken to Springfield Regional Medical Center about 15 minutes before show time with the flu, but made good on the cancelled date two months later.
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