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Friday, December 3, 2021

Skull Candy concert cancelled

Skull Candy, an on-campus concert featuring Gym Class Heroes, Shwayze, LMFAO, Tyga, The Knux and HardNox, has been cancelled.

Students who purchased tickets through the ticket office at Freeborn Hall will be issued full refunds at the original point of purchase. The deadline to receive a refund is Friday. For more information, call 752-1915.

According to Freeborn Box Office manager Tony Bataska, about 140 tickets have yet to be reimbursed.

Originally scheduled for Feb. 26 at the UC Davis Pavilion, Skull Candy was first postponed to April due to a band member’s wife going into labor, according to the event’s Facebook page. The page has not yet been updated as of Apr. 14, currently displaying May 8 as the concert date and does not mention the recent cancellation.

“There has been a lot of misinformation about the concert on Facebook and other places,Bataska said in an e-mail interview.Essentially, once the Feb. 26 date was cancelled, there was some talk of rescheduling or moving the concert but ultimately, no make up date was scheduled.

The event or ticket information also hasn’t been updated on the 6 Trees website, the6trees.com. 6 Trees is the entertainment company behind Skull Candy founded by UC Davis graduates Dallas Imbimbo and Jeff List.

This misinformation has led to some confusion in students who had planned to attend Skull Candy.

I didn’t know where to get any information,sophomore engineering major Jessica Almanza said.I’d hear from different sources and I [wouldn’t] know the source’s legitimacy.

Some students confirmed on the Skull Candy event on Facebook have expressed unhappiness about the show’s cancellation.

I was really looking forward to seeing the concert,said Blanca Becerra, a sophomore animal science major.I was disappointed about the [postponements] and even more so when I heard it was cancelled.

Imbimbo and List did not respond to phone or e-mail messages for comment, and there has been no official response from 6 Trees of the concert’s cancellation or the grounds behind the misinformation on Facebook.

MARIO LUGO can be reached at arts@theaggie.org.

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