Lauryn Hill Postpones Pittsburgh Makeup Date At The Last Minute


PITTSBURGH, PA (CelebrityAccess) — In a last minute changed of schedule, Lauryn Hill has postponed her February 27th concert at the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, citing a scheduling conflict.

"Due to a scheduling conflict, Ms. Lauryn Hill's performance at the Byham Theater has been moved to Friday, June 2. All tickets purchased for the February 27 show will be valid for the new date,” the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust in a post to their website.

The concert was itself a makeup date for a show at the city's Heinz Hall on Jan. 31st last month where Hill posted 3 hours late for the show. Following the January disappointment, she took to social media to apologize to fans, explaining that her band was delayed by inclement weather. Tickets for the makeup date were offered to ticketholders from the first concert at half-price.

Longtime promoter Jon Rinaldo, who is the current talent buyer for Diesel, told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “As a promoter, I would just run away from this one: pass, pass and pass. It's a shame that people who are fans of her have to suffer like this. There is something seriously wrong here and the Cultural Trust should raise hell with her management.”

“As a promoter, it's tempting to buy a show like this because she is still a household name. I experienced the same thing with Morrissey. After years of canceled shows, booking a show with him was risky and people were suspect that it would actually happen. There was a moment where I was worried that it wouldn't happen at the load in time when he didn't like the dressing room at the Carnegie," he added. "I ended up smoothing this over and the show finally happened. This situation with Lauryn Hill is much more extreme."