Longtime Central New York festival, K-Rockathon is back to a one-day affair after Avenged Sevenfold canceled their upcoming Saturday performance due to an ongoing illness within the band.
Back in March, Central New York radio station K-Rock announced that the 22nd edition of the annual festival would expand to two days at the St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview (formerly Lakeview Amphitheater) in Syracuse. The July 22 date of the festival was to feature Avenged Sevenfold as the headliner with support from Rise Against, Three Days Grace and Ho99o9. The Sunday, July 23 show is still happening and features Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie.
A statement issued by Avenged Sevenfold said:
Due to a continued illness, we unfortunately have to cancel our performances this week in Rimouski at Les Grandes Fetes TELUS and at Syracuse’s KROCKATHON. To our fans, we’re just as let down about this as you are and we look forward to seeing you next time.
The band did not provide any information on the illness. In addition to the Syracuse show, shows in Quebec City, Saint John, New Brunswick and Rimouski, Quebec were also scrapped.
Tickets for the festival were available as single-day or two-day passes. Those who purchased two-day passes will be receive a 50% refund while those who purchased Saturday only will receive a full refund. Live Nation stated that online purchases will be automatically refunded. Physical tickets will be refunded at the point of purchase.
K-Rock issued the following via Facebook, “Listen, it SUPER bums us out & we completely understand that everyone will be upset (and have their own opinion to voice), but we can’t control sickness so, we’re here for questions & hope you still come party with us on Sunday for Rob Zombie & Marilyn Manson”