Toronto has been buzzing since the Raptors’ historic franchise win against the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday.
And while it seems like every person and their grandmother is excited about the Raptors heading to the NBA finals, there are a few Torontonians who are a bit frustrated with the timing of the win.
On Tuesday, May 28, American musical duo Twenty One Pilots, would be kicking off night one of back-to-back concerts in Toronto at Scotiabank Arena.
However, due to a clash with the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors, the second concert, scheduled for Wednesday, May 29, has now been cancelled.
congrats @Raptors on making the finals. this means we have to cancel night number two of our toronto shows for the @NBA to have arena access. @TicketmasterCA will be reaching out to night two ticket holders while we try to find more seats for night one.
— twenty one pilots (@twentyonepilots) May 26, 2019
And while the seven-game series doesn’t technically kick-off until Thursday, Scotiabank Arena says the show is being cancelled “due to the needs by the league for the technical load-in and set up for the NBA Finals.
Reminder for @twentyonepilots fans: Due to the needs by the league for the technical load-in & set up for the NBA Finals, the concert on 5/29 has been cancelled.
Tix will be automatically refunded & ticket holders will get a code for a chance to purchase tix to the show on 5/28. pic.twitter.com/kSWM8TaZR0
— Scotiabank Arena (@ScotiabankArena) May 27, 2019
A spokesperson for MLSE told Daily hive the organization has had to move around concerts to consider the NBA schedule before in the past.
“As of right now the Twenty One Pilots show on Wednesday is cancelled with fans having the option to refund to purchase tickets for the Tuesday show.” said the MLSE in a statement to Daily Hive.
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Despite that the Raptors win against the Bucks allows the team to advance to the NBA Finals for the first time in their 24-year history, Twenty One Pilot fans are still upset about the second show being cancelled—which is understandable given that some fans flew in from out of town to attend.
Not to mention this is the first time the duo has performed in Toronto in three years.
And as you could imagine, Twenty One Pilot fans have been vocal about their disappointment and have been quick to share how they feel on Twitter.
However, while some fans are downright pissed, some are being supportive of the Raps…
i’m even MORE EXCITED that the raptors won after seeing how salty twenty one pilots fans are that their trash show got cancelled 😂
— KLJ (@sadgrrrrlsclub) May 27, 2019
the twenty one pilots concert in toronto got cancelled and i really just wanna flush myself down the toilet pic.twitter.com/eeKWtIXXsC
— bbygirl (@lanadelhoes) May 27, 2019
the raptors didn’t do this, the nba did, and the raptors have no choice but to follow their instruction, the nba scheduled this before it was determined it would happen in toronto, and they can’t reschedule it now because a world of media is going to be flying in
— TheKlaw (@HardipGoDevils) May 27, 2019
the fact that twenty one pilots fans are now warriors fans because of the raptors situation in toronto pisses me off
— seth (@elscorcho69) May 27, 2019
Twenty one pilots have to cancel their second Toronto date (thank god im going the 1st night) but how has Scotiabank arena and the raptors not have planned accordingly? Like I got these tickets in NOVEMBER, they’ve had time to sort schedules.
— bitchin (@axnsley) May 27, 2019
twenty one pilots toronto night two is getting cancelled for basketball i- fuck the toronto raptors
— maeve ! (@picturesofgirlz) May 27, 2019
— kate ✨ (@itskateemily_) May 27, 2019
LMAO Toronto sucks and you guys KNOW plus it doesn’t matter because Golden State is taking it all 🤪
— sash || 34 (@neontaxiicab) May 27, 2019
Why is @twentyonepilots night 2 in Toronto cancelled when the NBA game is the day after the concert wtf
— 𝚋𝚊𝚋𝚢 𝚑𝚘𝚗𝚎𝚢 (@stylesfonding) May 26, 2019
She literally tweeted FUCK THE RAPTORS – so it’s perfectly ok for her to shit on our joy we’ve been waiting 25 years for? While whining about her extreme privilege? Don’t come for our city if you don’t want us to come for you. #WeTheNorth
— KLJ (@sadgrrrrlsclub) May 27, 2019
that’s actually super unfair?? the show date has been there for pretty long and you have to cancel it because of a stupid game?… only straighties like sports anyways. i’m sorry for the ones who had a ticket
— ivania (@tylerghostin) May 26, 2019
Cant believe @ScotiabankArena would do this, they shouldn’t have booked the show knowing that there could be a game that night. Really disappointing and unprofessional
— allyssa (@miss_allyssa_) May 27, 2019
— Robin Wray ✺ Ψ ||-// ☬ ғ̶ᴘ̶ᴇ̶ (@FueledBy_Robin) May 26, 2019
On Thursday, the Raptors will face their toughest test yet, taking on the Golden State Warriors who have won three of the last four NBA championships.
They’re underdogs for sure, but the Raptors will have home court advantage in the Finals.
With files from Bailey Meadows.