Depeche Mode have canceled their concert scheduled for Wednesday at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater in Tampa, Florida, due to the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma over the weekend.
The band posted a statement to its website, saying they “have looked at all options available to avoid cancelling the show,” but ultimately had to nix the performance for safety purposes. Ticket holders can obtain refunds at the point of purchase. The group hopes to maintain its Friday show in Miami.
Read Depeche Mode’s full statement below:
We're disappointed to announce that due to the impact of Hurricane Irma on Tampa, we have been forced to cancel the September 13 show at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater. With our partners at Live Nation, we have looked at all options available to avoid cancelling the show, including moving the show to an alternate venue, but at this time we cannot guarantee a venue that will be ready and adequately staffed for a safe and successful show, so we have no choice but to cancel. We apologize to all fans who were planning on attending the Tampa show and we send our thoughts for a quick recovery to the people of Tampa and all of Florida.
Our hope is that we will be able to maintain our show Miami on Friday, and we will make another announcement later this week as the cleanup and recovery continues in Miami and the feasibility of the show is better known.
If you are holding tickets for the cancelled Tampa show, refunds are available at the point of purchase.