The band want to make it clear that The Garage itself (a venue we spend far too much time in, so we’re glad to clear this up) didn’t cancel their gig:
The venue had nothing to do with the cancelation of the show. Hope to return to The Garage sometime soon for two sold out nights to make up tonight.
As mentioned at the end of the original post, the venue staff helped with security for the impromptu outside show, and merch sales (inside the venue) when they really didn’t have to. Which, frankly, is typical of The Garage we know and love!
Palaye Royale have released the following statement regarding last night’s cancelled show in Glasgow:
We want to apologise to our fans for the abrupt cancellation of the sold-out show at the Garage in Glasgow tonight. Hoping the acoustic show and meeting you all made up for this.
We were approached before doors by the promoters asking that we tone down our performance for the event and not have Remington go out the crowd or climb on any balconies. This is something we partake in on almost all our shows, and we asked about the normal disclaimer to sign that releases the venue of any responsibility. They provided us with the waiver, and we signed it. We even offered to have them hold our pay in the promise that we would give a safe show for our fans. Palaye Royale is very passionate about our performance, and of course, were upset with being told that we had to restrict it, but we were in the full mindset to correctly resolve this.
Shortly after signing the agreement, they informed us that they would still not allow us to perform the full scope of our show, so we reached out to our management/agent team to discuss a solution for all the parties involved. During that ongoing discussion with our team, our tour manager was notified by the venue that they [“they” being the promoters, not the venue – Mosh] decided to cancel the show, and that was the final decision. No attempts were made by the venue to our team to resolve the issue properly. The decision was made. It was over.
We are very disappointed with this decision and feel genuinely sorry for everyone that travelled tonight to see us. Our main goal is to provide a fun and interactive show for our paying fans, and want nothing more. On a positive note, we were happy to be able to perform an impromptu acoustic set outside of the venue to those that stayed. We want to thank the staff and security of the venue for helping with that when they didn’t have to. We are told that all fans will be refunded, and again, we are truly sorry for the inconvenience. We plan on providing the best performance possible for all the other upcoming scheduled shows and will work with each venue to make sure the fans get what they came to see. With much love to everyone, thank you for your support.
The band are currently on a tour of the UK with the following shows still scheduled to go ahead:
- Wed 19th Manchester O2 Ritz
- Fri 21st London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
- Sun 23rd Birmingham O2 Institute 2
- Mon 24th Bristol SXW
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