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Barry Manilow canceled at Chastain

Tonight’s Barry Manilow concert at Chastain Park Amphitheatre has been canceled.

Refunds available at point of purchase. Venue sources have .confirmed that ‘production issues’ are the reason for the cancellation. There is talk of rescheduling at another venue soon.

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By Melissa Ruggieri, Atlanta Music Scene

107 comments Add your comment

dawn

July 29th, 2012
1:04 pm

So sad BUT I bet something broke..Chastain not the best venue for Barry..I am substituting “Barnabas” for Barry..2.00 showing of DS.

Sharon

July 29th, 2012
1:06 pm

Devastated–but praying that it is not a health issue for Barry

Auntieallil

July 29th, 2012
1:12 pm

Disappointed, was planning to take my Mom tonight and she’d been looking forward to it for months. :-( Hope he is okay.

YELLOW BRITCHES

July 29th, 2012
1:13 pm

Did Barry record the song “Mandy”? You know, “you’re a fine girl, what a great wife you would be?

Just wondering

Billy

July 29th, 2012
1:16 pm

He recorded “Mandy” but the song with that line is actuall”Brandy”.

Billy

July 29th, 2012
1:16 pm

He recorded “Mandy” but the song with that line is actualY l”Brandy”.

Todd Gakk

July 29th, 2012
1:18 pm

“Did Barry record the song “Mandy”? You know, “you’re a fine girl, what a great wife you would be?

Just wondering”

Perhaps I can’t spot humor coming at me from a mile away,but I really hope you’re are kidding.

Simon

July 29th, 2012
1:18 pm

That song is Brandy and was not recorded by Barry Manilow. Name of band was Looking Glass. I think there were a one hit wonder.

Fanilow

July 29th, 2012
1:30 pm

Very sad about this- was looking forward to it for months- he’s a true performer, but Chastain was not the venue in middle of summer for him. Wish it had been booked at the Fox- saw him here at Philips a few years back and in Vegas- what a show!!! Hope to see you again soon Barry!!

Michael

July 29th, 2012
1:32 pm

Ouch – my wife and I had been planning on this for months. We were just getting ready to leave Augusta for the trip up to Atlanta.

Everyoneatlanta

July 29th, 2012
1:38 pm

Have to say Barry is a awesome singer AND performer.. at his concerts you see all age groups singing along..they just don’t make them like that anymore!

Bob

July 29th, 2012
1:39 pm

Maybe he is spending the Weekend in New England”

Jimi

July 29th, 2012
1:47 pm

Seeing and hearing Barry Manilow is on my “bucket list”. I’m no Spring chicken (neither is Barry), but I am devistated. Have tried to see him in Las Vegas, but can’t afford the tickets. Certainly hope and pray that’s his health is good. Altanta is the “sinus belt” of the USA, so our weather may well have taken its toll. I have always loved Barry – from the “get go”- and wish him all good things.

Jill

July 29th, 2012
2:01 pm

Decided last minute to go. My friend went to his first Manilow show Friday night in Louisville and I’m done working at 5, so I found a great ticket on craigslist. Good thing I didn’t pay yet, I guess. :(

Gwinnett Fred

July 29th, 2012
2:05 pm

Well THAT sucks! Gotta find another way to celebrate a 29th anniversary with the wife.

Hopefully he is OK, and he reschedules at the Gwinnett Arena – as in INDOORS!!!

ubetcha

July 29th, 2012
2:06 pm

Darnit! i just don’t know what I’m going to do!

Gwinnett Fred

July 29th, 2012
2:08 pm

Maybe Atlanta is just a jinx for Barry – the last time he was here (2 years ago maybe) was in the winter and was cancelled due to snow, but fortunately rescheduled a couple months later.

Eileen

July 29th, 2012
2:10 pm

Channel 46 has on their website that is canceled due to a Production Problem. He’s played there before so I wonder what the problem was that couldn’t be fixed or modifed before the show tonight. I’m very disappointed……

jalford

July 29th, 2012
2:14 pm

My poor mother!! She went and bought a special bra to throw on stage just for tonight!! He really does put on a great show but he needs to be indoors. Stay healthy Barry and PLEASE say “thanks Sharon” when you get hit in the head with her bra next time you are here!! Sorry Mom!! Love ya!!

t-bone

July 29th, 2012
2:24 pm

Wouldn’t go to hear him if someone gave me a ticket.

Saintsgirl

July 29th, 2012
2:33 pm

Awwww… he was on my bucket list. I have been looking forward to this for months. I hope he is ok and in good health. Will be on the look out for another perfomance.

Gwinnett Fred

July 29th, 2012
2:33 pm

@ t-bone: What a pathetic life you must lead. You log in to a blog for someone you could care less about, yet spend the time to babble. You are one confused individual – good luck with getting some professional help, cause you need it!

YELLOW BRITCHES

July 29th, 2012
2:35 pm

Thanks for the help. Right, the song I was thinking about was “Brandy”. I do remember Barry recording Mandy.

mane

July 29th, 2012
2:38 pm

This was a production problem , His equipment would not fit on the stage!

Gwinnett Fred

July 29th, 2012
2:43 pm

Last scheduled visit to Atlanta, at Philips, it snowed and he had to cancel. The last time he was at Chastain, it rained all night.

So since the Omni is not an option – reschedule at Gwinnett Arena!!!!

SBinF

July 29th, 2012
2:57 pm

…and nothing of cultural value was lost.

YoungerThan ThatNow

July 29th, 2012
3:01 pm

Looking Glass also had a hit with “Jimmy Loves MaryAnn”, thought it wasn’t the million seller that “Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl)” was. Still it was a good song and covered later by other bands, as was “Brandy”. The Red Hot Chili Peppers did a good job on “Brandy”, and a country singer or two covered it as well… but the original is still great music of the 70’s!

native atlantan

July 29th, 2012
3:36 pm

Not sad, too bad, dont care. btw, Vote NO on the tsplost vote on Tuesday.

Lee

July 29th, 2012
3:42 pm

I suspect the real reason for this cancellation is today’s high temperature of 96.

Dancey

July 29th, 2012
3:44 pm

Noooooooooooooooooooooo!

Brian

July 29th, 2012
3:44 pm

This was not cancelled because of production issues, but because of SLOW sales. There were discounted tickets, starting at $9.99 on travelzoo.com this week…..

Too bad for those of you that bought tickets, but this has happened many times, with many performers over the past years. People can not afford these crazy ticket prices.

DD795

July 29th, 2012
3:45 pm

Cancellation is because he is a JERK and the worst singer ever.

jan

July 29th, 2012
4:29 pm

It is a disgrace to cancel at this late date, just a few hours before the scheduled concert. Shows so little consideration for fans, both by Manilow and by Chastain. I wonder how many people will show up tonight, not realizing the show has been canceled. Both Chastain and Manilow should be ashamed. What an utter embarrassment.

Duh

July 29th, 2012
4:37 pm

Note to ASO, please don’t schedule old performers with old fans at Chastain outdoors in July. Results: slow sales and show canceled.

Walter Valentino

July 29th, 2012
4:41 pm

Manilow should NEVER play in Gwinnett, it being the most hateful homophobic enclave in the state.

laurie

July 29th, 2012
4:42 pm

I agree with the high prices. No way I was going to spend more than 50 bucks for this so I bought lawn seats. Usually they let you move down. I’m curious about the real reason for the cancellation. It could be anything. Perhaps Manilow was embarrassed about performing in front of a small crowd. Perhaps equipment is malfunctioning. I do know you don’t cancel a show at the last second. Next time show a little more courtesy Chastain.

Austin Wade

July 29th, 2012
4:43 pm

Wow, went to see him in NYC in Feb. and that series at Radio City was cacelled. This makes twice in 2012. It just isn’t my year. Hope Barry is ok. BTW, it isn’t because of ticket sales. I just came from up north where he does very well and those venues also had $ 10 promo tics.

Austin Wade

July 29th, 2012
4:45 pm

It is, however, pretty pathetic that they all wait till the last minute. Maybe there IS something else going on.

Tix

July 29th, 2012
5:04 pm

Duh, I’m a season ticket holder. Not a ASO show. Hope he reschedules soon.

Misslinda

July 29th, 2012
5:10 pm

I agree that it’s in poor taste to cancel at the last minute. If a friend had not called me, I probably wouldn’t have known and headed toward Chastain. Shame on you Chastain for not putting something on your Facebook page! Production problems seem like a lame excuse, I would think that sort of thing would have been worked out long ago…Barry is a seasoned performer and Chastain isn’t a new venue. I hope it is rescheduled, but not at Gwinnett, one of the best things about Chastain is the small area, I am sick of stadium shows!

Todd Gakk

July 29th, 2012
5:11 pm

Frankly,it’s odd that he would even agree to a July outdoor concert in the south given the typical conditions this time of year.If I were him I’d never do it.

Barrister M.

July 29th, 2012
5:30 pm

Barry found out Chastain was an outdoor venue—he had to cancel because his mackup was going to run off his face and onto the stage.

BD

July 29th, 2012
5:50 pm

He should reschedule for the Masquerade Hell section and put a little harder edge on his music……

amy

July 29th, 2012
5:53 pm

This has to be some of the worst incompetence I’ve ever seen. I wonder how many people drove in for the day from outside the area and now have no show to go to. Or people that drove in for the weekend and booked hotels and also have no show to see.

Juan Cardenas

July 29th, 2012
6:14 pm

Hi, anyone know where i can have a refund about the tickets?

Sluggo

July 29th, 2012
6:14 pm

Too hot outside for a concert. He would be a better suited for the Fox.I Can’t even think about the 70’s without one his sugar coated, cliche’,overly dramtic slow tunes on the compact radio by the pool while we kids spashed around. Remember Mom’s station wagon had phony wood grain and an 8 track? We had the gold appliances in the house and were uptown people.

InTheKnow

July 29th, 2012
6:19 pm

His set was too big/tall for the stage. Someone at his end (probably at the booking agency) screwed up. His health is fine. Played Nashville last night and is bummed about the situation.

SudfinMB2

July 29th, 2012
6:22 pm

Those $9.99 tickets someone saw online were for parking!

stephen pyle

July 29th, 2012
6:36 pm

we are SOOoo disappointed – been looking forward to it and even lost a days pay to be able to !! :(

but also noticed “yellow britches” comment … the song to which you refer is BRANDY (not mandy which barry manilow DID do) … and the group was called LOOKING GLASS. hope that helps. stephen

BobbieK

July 29th, 2012
6:59 pm

We were told of the cancellation when we arrived at the hotel. So disappointed beyond words. Hope I get the chance to get my front rows again wherever he reschedules.