Tyler, The Creator concert at Norfolk's Chartway Arena canceled day before show

Artist cites 'local staffing shortages' as reason for cancellation
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Posted at 4:57 PM, Aug 04, 2021
and last updated 2022-03-03 22:09:21-05

NORFOLK, Va. - Grammy winner Tyler, The Creator was set to find his way in Hampton Roads in March, but the concert was canceled the day before the show.

The musician, born Tyler Okonma, was to bring his Spring 2022 North American tour to Norfolk's Chartway Arena on Friday, March 4 after the release of his critically acclaimed album, "Call Me If You Get Lost." However, on March 3, he announced the show was canceled.

Okonma cited "local staffing shortages" as the reason for the cancellation. Refunds will be issued at point of purchase.

While Chartway Arena did acknowledge the cancellation of the show, it did not confirm that the reason was due to staffing shortages. News 3 has reached out to the manager of the venue, Spectra Experiences, for comment.

Additionally, his show in Pittsburgh, set for March 12, was also canceled as the venue is "physically unable to accommodate the production of the show as it has been designed."

He would have been joined by singer Kali Uchis and fellow rappers Vince Staples and Teezo Touchdown. The North American leg of the tour kicked off on February 10 and is scheduled to wrap up on April 8.

"Call Me If You Get Lost," the follow up to Okonma's Grammy-winning album "Igor," debuted at the top spot on the Billboard 200 charts when it was released in June.

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