Albany Show Definitely Cancelled

Thank you Nigel!!!

From The Albany Times Union…Now It’s Official

The promoter of the Bette Midler concert (Clear Channel Entertainment)announced today that tonight’s concert has been cancelled. The concert will not be re-scheduled; patrons may receive refunds at the point of purchase.

Clough Harbor Associates was brought in to do an assessment of the Pepsi
Arena high steel and to determine if the weight of the production elements that are travelling with the Better Midler show could be suspended from the Pepsi Arena’s ceiling. It was determined by Clough Harbor Associates that the extra weight caused by the snowfall from the recent storm added to the weight of the Bette Midler production would prevent the show from safely being presented.

“We looked at every possible method to remove the snow from the Arena’s roof, but due to the domed shape of the roof and extremely icy conditions on the roof, the snow could not safely be removed” said Pepsi Arena General Manager Bob Belber. “We also brought in engineers from Clough Harbor Associates as well as experts from BBL Construction to see if we could install a ground support system for the staging elements of the show, but Clough Harbor Associates determined that the options being discussed would not work due to the weight of the huge moving production elements that are in Bette’s show”.

“We regret any inconvenience to Bette’s fans planning on attending tonight’s performance,” stated Jim Koplik, President, Clear Channel Entertainment – Ct./Albany, “but the safety of the audience, artists and our employees will always be our primary concern.”

Patrons may return their tickets to their original point of purchase for
a refund. Patrons who purchased their tickets online at will have the tickets returned and accounts credited automatically.

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