Twenty One Pilot fans upset after Toronto concert cancelled because of Raptors game

May 27 2019, 11:42 pm

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.

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.

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…

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.

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