Producers of rap's Rock The Bells festival have reportedly axed the tour's remaining dates. Shows at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. scheduled for this weekend, and next weekend's dates at the Meadowlands Racetrack in E. Rutherford, New Jersey, have been scrapped over poor ticket sales.Wu Tang Clan.
The festival, which kicked off earlier this month with stops in Los Angeles and San Francisco, Calif., featured holograms of late hip-hop stars Eazy-E, who appeared virtually with Bone Thugs N Harmony, and Ol Dirty Bastard, who was digitally featured with the surviving members of his group,
Website Ticketmaster.com marked the events as "canceled" on Thursday, but no official word has come from the concerts' promoters, who stand to lose $3 million, according to XXLmag.com
This year marked the 10th anniversary of the festival. The lineups for the D.C. and New Jersey shows were announced prior to the cancellation, and the finalized lineup included performances by J. Cole
, Pusha T
, Kid Cudi
, Big Daddy Kane
, Black Hippy, Rakim
, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Wu Tang Clan and many others.