SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Legendary hip-hop group A Tribe Referred to as Quest on Tuesday apologized to followers after canceling its scheduled efficiency on the Outdoors Lands Pageant in San Francisco not as soon as however twice over the previous weekend.
Through the opening day of the pageant Friday, promoters introduced the group couldn’t make its scheduled set resulting from journey points flying from Denver and would as an alternative play Saturday night.
Nevertheless, on Saturday Tribe was a no-present once more, with their set being cancelled lower than an hour earlier than it was scheduled to occur.
The cancellation left many followers dissatisfied after shopping for pageant tickets particularly to see the group.
On Tuesday, the group revealed an open letter of apology on the Los Angeles Occasions web site. The letter defined that it was final yr’s demise of fellow member Malik “Phife Dawg” Taylor prevented them from performing.
The letter famous that members of the group have been overcome with emotions of grief after ending their efficiency in Denver on Thursday night time.
“That Friday morning upon touring to San Francisco, a wave of grief was nonetheless on us and in that second we couldn’t see the ‘on’ to go on to,” the letter learn. “Ultimately although in face of loss you discover that glimmer of sunshine to convey you to your middle and you discover the ‘on.’”
The letter went on to say, “We needed to play for you and we needed to honor Phife’s spouse of their hometown. Sadly, the whole lot didn’t come collectively earlier than the closing curfew. For that, we’re deeply sorry.”
The letter did trace on the risk that the group was “in search of methods” to make up for the cancellation.
“We glance to right this and regain your confidence,” the letter learn. “Truly, allow us to restate that — we’ll right this and regain your confidence.”
The letter additionally provided because of promoter and pageant organizer One other Planet Leisure, saying, “They put collectively an unimaginable occasion that was loved by many even though we have been unable so as to add to that pleasure. We need to categorical our appreciation for his or her efforts and encourage our followers to proceed to help them.”