News: Drive In Comedy Gigs Cancelled

News: Drive In Comedy Gigs Cancelled

A number of high profile drive-in comedy gigs have been cancelled.

Shows being staged by Live Nation in conjunction with The Comedy Store have been cancelled. This is believed to be due to concerns over further local coronavirus lockdowns. Some drive-in Comedy Store shows are currently still being shown as taking place on the Ticketmaster website but others are showing as no longer happening. 

The drive-in tour of hit musical Six has also been cancelled.

Live Nation said the Live from the Drive In concert series – which included gigs by Dizzee Rascal, Kaiser Chiefs and The Streets – would not now happen – “The Live From The Drive-In concert series will no longer proceed as planned this summer. We received huge support from artists, the live music production contractors, our headline sponsor Utilita along with our other partners, and of course you, the fans. However the latest developments regarding localised lockdowns mean it has become impossible for us to continue with the series with any confidence."

And The Drive-In Club, which has been running well-received stand-up shows in Brent Cross since early July has also pulled events including shows from Bill Bailey, Eddie Izzard, Jonathan Pie and Omid Djalili. Their website has posted the following statement:

"It is with the utmost regret that The Drive In Club have to inform you that the remainder of the events at the Drive in Club have been cancelled. To say that we are broken hearted to be delivering this news is an understatement.

This project was based on an altruistic ideal of bringing artists and live entertainment fans gently out of lockdown in a format that is completely safe. Sadly the costs of such a venture have escalated in line with the changing guidelines for hosting events in these unprecedented times. Such costs have not been met with corresponding ticket sales to enable this project to run until it's completion which have been further hindered with the latest developments regarding localised lockdowns.

The Drive In club has made this difficult decision to keep everyone safe without compromising the quality of the shows and the safety of all those involved. We are truly sorry for the disappointment that this has caused for artists crew and fans.

We are pleased to inform you that all tickets will be refunded at face value at the point of purchase. If you purchased through this website then you will automatically receive a refund within the next 14 days."

At the time of writing Mark Watson's national drive-in tour is still being advertised as are the @thedrivein comedy gigs.

 

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