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Wilco Address Fans’ Call for Refunds to Mexico Festival

In Might 2021, Wilco announced Sky Blue Sky 2022, a “destination concert experience” at the Tricky Rock Hotel Riviera Maya in Mexico. It normally takes location future 7 days from January 17-21. The initially declared lineup for the sold out celebration included three exhibits from Wilco, in addition sets from Spoon, Kurt Vile, Thundercat, Waxahatchee, Stephen Malkmus, Nubya Garcia, Jeff Tweedy solo, and many others. The beginning price for ticket packages was $1699.

In responses addressing the band and pageant organizers on the event’s Fb web site, a number of persons called for refunds and asked if the function would be rescheduled because of to the common omicron variant of COVID-19. Currently (January 11), the webpage shared the event’s routine with an update: Soccer Mommy and Ohmme experienced joined the lineup as Waxahatchee, Mountain Gentleman, and Julian Lage are “no more time able” to go to. Wilco and the festival’s promoter Cloud 9 Adventures have now issued statements responding to fans’ problems.

“With regard to the Sky Blue Sky festival, Wilco has been independently contracted to conduct at this event and to have their name applied to advertise income of tickets, in the similar method as most other dwell appearances by the group,” a representative for Wilco said in a statement. “The competition promotor, Cloud 9, is entirely liable for and decides all ticketing insurance policies, together with pricing and availability of refunds or credits.”

Tweedy also addressed the concern on his family’s livestream broadcast present The Tweedy Clearly show on Thursday, January 6:

“I 100% realize all the nervousness and anger and confusion that has been surrounding the Sky Blue Sky pageant. Wilco, we’re in a identical boat to everyone, not the very same boat clearly, but a equivalent boat in that we’re attempting to figure it out. We’re a contracted entity for this event… We’re hoping there is some problem that results in being apparent and resolves by itself in a way that tends to make everybody joyful. I come across that to be an unlikely result at this place. I don’t think there is any one intentionally seeking to fuck any person over. I believe there are a ton of rocks and a lot of tough areas to be in on this specific topic.”

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