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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

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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.

Melissa Ruggieri

July 29th, 2012
7:12 pm

Hey guys – I know we all like to speculate that shows are canceled for reasons other than stated and oftentimes they are silly excuses (”scheduling problem,” anyone?). But in this case it really was a production issue. I’ve covered the music biz for a long time, and while something like, “the stage setup didn’t fit” sounds like another one of those excuses, that’s really what it was — it does happen. Barry is not sick, and ticket sales were not a factor. If that were the case, he would have canceled days ago rather than have the production schelpped out to Chastain and then pull the plug.

I hear from his people that he’s actually quite disappointed and they are working on rescheduling at a different venue. I’ll keep you posted. And I feel for all of you who made travel plans that have now been scuttled. I, myself, changed a trip and paid a lot of money to take an earlier flight back to Atlanta today to make it in time for the show, so I understand your frustration.
But hopefully, we’ll see Barry here soon.
Cheers,
Melissa

OhGollyGee

July 29th, 2012
7:22 pm

Yea, we were given four tickets out of a free dozen tickets to a friend. IMHO if they rescheduled and flew in Maine Lobster I wouldn’t go to the trouble of carrying my butt down to see the has-been after this debacle.

Melissa Ruggieri

July 29th, 2012
7:24 pm

Hi Sudfin – actually, they were selling $9.99 tickets to the show. And for those who asked about refunds, they are available at point of purchase. If you bought via Ticketmaster online of phone, your card will be automatically refunded.
Hope that helps.
Melissa

Nicki

July 29th, 2012
7:28 pm

Copacabana is closed. Maybe Barry should retire since he won’t perform unless the venue is sold out. Maybe back to his earlier days would be more appropriate.

Melissa Ruggieri

July 29th, 2012
7:28 pm

Since we’re all bummed about Barry, I’ll share my Favorite Colleague Email of the Day (from Jill Vejnoska):

“Oh Barry, You (Didn’t) Come and You Took Without Giving…”

“Looks Like He (Didn’t) Make It …”

“Time In New England … But Not Atlanta.”

john

July 29th, 2012
7:43 pm

Please reschedule to the Cobb Energy center. It is by far the best venue in the city …beats Fox hands down.

Disappointed Fanilow !!!

July 29th, 2012
7:52 pm

Melissa – one would think that the Production company would have measured and work with the Chastain people long before today, Canceling the day of the concert…..was really inconsiderate of his fans. Though I must say ticketmaster did a good job of notifying my friend that bought the tickets. I hope he does reschedule and yes the Gwinnett Arena would be an excellent choice. It’s googd enough for Elton John and Carrie Underwood, Justin Timberlake it should be good enough for Barry !!!!

Rose

July 29th, 2012
7:56 pm

Looks like he didn’t make it. What a disappointment. Drove about 320 miles and took off a day of work for this just to find out an hour ago it was canceled. Shame on you Barry. How inconsiderate… just lost some fans.

justme

July 29th, 2012
7:56 pm

The only reason i care is because it is my special granddaughter’s 8th birthday today, and she was looking forward to going with her maternal grandmother and hearing “Copa Cabama”! I hate to see my special grand-baby disappointed! Not to mention her grandma, who was looking forward to special one on one time!

Barry Fan

July 29th, 2012
8:13 pm

I was really looking forward to the Concert tonight but my husband was worried that he would lose some of his ‘cool points’ if he were spotted at a Barry Manilow concert (lol).

Well Ray, I guess you got the miracle you were secretly praying for!!!!!!

Smile.

PeteManley

July 29th, 2012
9:06 pm

I used to work on Manilow’s production company a number of years ago, so what I will say has some weight to it. I currently work for a promoter in NYC and I have jsut gotten off the Skype with an old colleague of mine who is still in Manilow’s company…here is the truth. Whatever the collumnist will say is probably what is fed to her by BM’s PR rep, but what I know is honest truth…BM HATES Chastain with a passion. He wanted the show to held at a more intimate place, but his tour reps got Chastain…the dressing rooms sux big time…and the noise abatement/time frame issues are too much for him to handle. In real life, he’s actually a big BABY and has been that way for years. Look for the show to be held at an indoor arena sometime in September, preferably at Cobb Galleria…he likes that place the best (many of his long-time friends in Atlanta live in the Cobb area as well!)

My Name Ain't Lola

July 29th, 2012
9:17 pm

Pete, we appreciate the insight, but he knew it was at Chastain since they announced it four months ago. I’ve seen him play there and at Lakewood .. both weren’t his best concerts. Cobb would be a good choice. He should have rescheduled a long time ago if it was just about the venue. Honestly, if it was a production issue, performers go on despite not having their screens etc. As long as the band can play and you can sing .. that’s all you need. There’s more to it that what we are getting. Sorry for those who did invest a lot of money to make the trip. Bad PR but .. hey, at least we’re not Austraila .. Barry and company really messed up there when he cancelled several shows.

Midtown Mikey

July 29th, 2012
9:29 pm

The word in my neighborhood is Barry is protesting Chick-Fil-A and won’t be back in Atlanta until they show some diversity and sensitivity.

Michael

July 29th, 2012
9:35 pm

We saw Barry last night at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville and he was STRONG! Great performance, great vocals, very active and I was really impressed for a man in his late 60’s. My wife, who is not a fan, was genuinely impressed. I’m sure it had nothing to do with his health due to the fact that, last night, he was great.

tami richards

July 29th, 2012
9:43 pm

@ Simon…you are correct!

Michael

July 29th, 2012
9:44 pm

…and there sure are a bunch of negative scumbags on this AJC blog. Why? Get outside and play. It’ll change a bunch your attitudes.

Barry’s show was GREAT last night in Nashville.

I wouldn’t lend any credence to the so-called road guy/production person named Pete. Barry is a professional and expects the shows to be perfect. It’s called taking care of his fans. The guy works his tail off for the ticket/CD/Downloads buyers and expects everyone around him to be a professional. In my book, it’s called excellence. Some who can’t handle being excellent want to call him names. Shameful.

Donna Outlaw

July 29th, 2012
10:01 pm

I don’t understand why artists have indoor winter shows and outdoor summer shows in places where the temp and humidity are so high you can’t enjoy the show as much anyway. This happens with all bands and it’s even worse if you go to venues like Orange Beach or The Woodlands in Houston. That’s why I love shows in Biloxi – all the casinos have indoor theaters.

OTP

July 29th, 2012
10:08 pm

Perhaps it is his age, health, and the heat. I know Joan Jett nearly passed out the last time I saw her at Chastain. I don’t know how these artists can get out there in this heat.

Pamela Hight

July 29th, 2012
10:30 pm

There has always been people that have put Barry down for one reason or another! You know what Barry Manilow is still here ! Thank God has listened to heart , and not the world! Like he says ” You can give in , give out , but you never give up! Thank God he never gave up, and has given over 40 years of his life to us , his Passion , his love ! True fans like myself will always stand behind you no matter what!

Linda

July 29th, 2012
10:47 pm

I saw Barry at the Fox here a few years back and he is 1 heck of a showman. Packed the house. I also saw him in Vegas twice. My daughter had gotten tickets for us for tonight. I do hope his health is ok, know there have been issues lately. His concerts are excellent.

kermit

July 29th, 2012
10:53 pm

I am so disappointed! My friend with stage 4 cancer made the trip over to Atlanta to see our fav entertainer and even took the day off tomorrow to be able rest up before her trip back home. This is the second time he has had to cancel out on a concert in Atlanta at the last minute. I hope he reschedules for a weekend evening or my friend won’t be able to come back for the rescheduled show.

But we are still Fanilows!!

Fanilow

July 29th, 2012
11:53 pm

I tried to buy tickets last night and they were sold out on Razorgator and Stubhub.

PM

July 30th, 2012
12:00 am

Pro acts do not have production issues. There is nothing that cannot be solved by the act’s own crew or by hiring people or equipment from the tons of production suppliers and roadies and workers in this town. There is not a darn thing they can’t do short of building a whole new venue in a day, but that didn’t happen here.

So that leaves the act itself. But he can’t say he’s sick. That would inspire fear in tepid fans and influence bookings down the line. So nope, there was a production problem. Right.

“Production problems” is code for tickets were not selling. Likewise, ‘he/she’s under the weather’ is code for the same thing, but only used when they can get away with it. You don’t use that one when people are shocked the act is actually still alive. Anyway, both stories are easily detectable if the act goes on to do their next venue right away. Chastain is a joke. The shows have to bail early for noise reasons, the place is unpleasant this time of year -actually about 9 months of the year- and you pay a lot for what you get. Or don’t pay, as the slow ticket sales seem to indicate.

Seen Him Before

July 30th, 2012
12:02 am

Wasn’t going this time, but my wife was. She was disappointed but took it OK. We got a “robo call” from Ticketmaster, which was appreciated (only nice thing I’ll EVER say about TicketMaster. They are a ripoff in every other way). Otherwise she wouldn’t have known.

Whatever the reason for the cancellation, if it was related to a “setup issue”, that’s absurd. How could they not figure that out in advance?!

Jes

July 30th, 2012
12:13 am

I am heart broken but For my grandmother she is 76 years old…. Gettin “tired” if ya know what I mean and her son has put her through hell I have a special relationship with my grandmother I wanted nothing more than to bring her tonight she loves Barry plays records everyday all say she was so excited she got so dressed up and was dancing around and singing all day. I’m so heart broken ;(

Seen Him Before

July 30th, 2012
12:14 am

PM,

Shouldn’t that be “PMS”? I agree with you about the production excuse but everything else you said sounds like whining or sour grapes. Chastain is a great place to see a show and is beloved by many! Obviously the time limit wouldn’t come into play with Barry; he’s not “rocking” into the night (or anywhere else for that matter). Take a Midol and chill out.

OhGollyGee

July 30th, 2012
4:51 am

Just googled it, he has quite a habit of last-minute cancellations, Vegas, the Northeast last Feb. Ban the Manilow!

amy

July 30th, 2012
5:26 am

How can you not be negative about what happened here? Who cancels at the last second? I was getting ready to head out 3 hours before the show and checked my email and found out it was canceled. 3 hours. The same tired acts for young people come here every year and we finally get a show for older people and it’s canceled just hours before the show. It just makes everyone involved in this production look bad.

Dave

July 30th, 2012
8:17 am

Maybe he realized that elderly, gay show tune crooners don’t play well in Atlanta?

nmurphy

July 30th, 2012
8:26 am

My sweet daughter planned this as a surprise for my “milestone” birthday and seeing Barry in concert was on her “bucket list”. We did not have a clue the concert was cancelled until we arrived at Chastain. I’m glad we got to spend time together (we live in different states), but what a disappointment. I think IF it was production issues, Barry could have shown up himself anyway and we could have just had a fun impromtu sing-a-long. Barry fans will go through anything to see Barry perform. This was not handled very well. Lots and lots of disappointment. Shame on the folks who botched it!

morn

July 30th, 2012
8:50 am

Anyone that doesn’t like Manilow is a sad little pathetic human being. He has had a wide range of hits over the years covering almost the entire spectrum of music. He does have an elaborate stage show so the chances are the stage just wasn’t large enough but that should not have been an issue at this late date. Hopefully this really isn’t another health issue, it could be that it was not a sell out because concert ticket prices like sports tickets are beyond the reach of most of us today.

schmeckdawg

July 30th, 2012
9:26 am

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

**********************************************************************************

It was Brandy.

Barney Frank

July 30th, 2012
9:33 am

The original title to “Mandy” was actually “Randy”, but that would not have played too well back in the 70s.

I’ve asked Barry to re-record “Mandy” the way he meant it to be originally.

El Mongo

July 30th, 2012
10:02 am

All of you guys are so wrong on the reason that Barry cancelled that it is laughable. Not production issues, not that he didn’t like Chastain, not slow ticket sales.

Barry was totally devastated when he sent his assistant out for lunch and learned that Chic-Fil-A was closed on Sunday so he refused to perform.

teri

July 30th, 2012
10:09 am

I read on the AJC on Friday that the show was going to be cancelled so it wasnt last minute just bad communication.

Barney Frank

July 30th, 2012
10:19 am

Barry knows about our boycott of Chick-Fil-A and with Atlanta being Chick-Fil-A city, well, now you know …

Dave in Marietta

July 30th, 2012
10:26 am

It’s funny how some people who have absolutely no interest in Barry Manilow make it a point to add childish comments for no other reason than you think you are funnier than you really are. You jokes are nothing more than cheap-shots that any 10 year old could come up with.

Vince Doodley

July 30th, 2012
10:39 am

Mannilow sucks these days. No loss.

woodrow

July 30th, 2012
10:46 am

Maybe he should write a song called Brandy to go with the one about Mandy. Or maybe a song called Mandy-Brandy. Maybe a threesome. Is Manilow gay? I can never keep up with all the gay outings. He just seems kind of effeminate.

Barney Frank

July 30th, 2012
11:15 am

“Oh, Randy, he came and he gave without taking …Oh, Randy”

Patrick Romano WAR DAMN EAGLE

July 30th, 2012
11:40 am

BoooooFrickin hooo, Barry Mannilow. Really?

Cry me a river!

Melissa Ruggieri

July 30th, 2012
11:43 am

Hi Teri – No, the show wasn’t canceled until late Sunday morning/early afternoon. I interviewed Barry last Monday and he was in perfect health, said he was feeling “90 percent” recovered from his hip surgery (here is the story) and was looking forward to playing here.
If it were any of these speculative reasons – he hates Chastain, tickets didn’t sell well, he didn’t want to play outside – it’s doubtful his road crew would have made the trip and started unloading. The only reason shows are canceled at that point are sickness — which, again, he was fine a few days earlier — or the given reason of a production problem, which, yes, is the result of poor pre-planning with whomever in his camp advances the show. It’s rare when that type of thing happens, but, it does.
If I find out anything else, I will post it here.

Cheers,
Melissa

Tom

July 30th, 2012
12:00 pm

btw …. forget about getting any ticket fees back … ain’t gonna happen.

Rebekah

July 30th, 2012
2:59 pm

I wanted to go but it was just too hot for me!! And I’m younger than Barry. TOO HOT is a valid reason but they should have know better!! Inside is the best for him. Really too bad they cancelled so-o late!!

sandy

July 30th, 2012
3:09 pm

Seems as if they could have notified people sooner than when they are on their way to the concert! How disrepectful and looking for a refund at this point.

Scotty

July 30th, 2012
8:13 pm

Last artist for my Wife’s checklist. Downtown hotel and limo service. Thank goodness that Ticketmaster sent email so could at least cancel driver. Did get to see Braves game though! Gotta regroup now..

OldTimer

July 31st, 2012
9:49 pm

Manilow is a fag. A fag with no game. That’s a rare breed.

Kathy

July 31st, 2012
11:13 pm

It’s sad that the concert was canceled,but let’s just be glad that it was a production issue and not his hips having a setback on him.At an age where a lot of people would be retiring,Barry is still going strong.Let’s hope he will be around for a very long time so we can continue to listen to his wonderful music.

Kathy

July 31st, 2012
11:57 pm

Old Timer,why don’t you take your nasty,vicious attitude somewhere else.

Crue Fan

August 1st, 2012
9:48 am

I would be interested to know the REAL reason, went to the Motley Crue/ Kiss show at Lakewood last week and if anyone is going to have “production issues” it would be this show due the amout of equipment they move between shows. By the way show was GREAT Motley walked in thru the audience and had a completely different show than last years’. Ready for the Crue again next year ticket sales for them are not a problem.

Crue Fan

August 1st, 2012
9:54 am

Also don’t be complaining about ticket prices, it is what it is and if you want to go bad enough you will fork over the money, paid about $825 for 4 tickets for Crue and it was worth every penny.

Deb

August 1st, 2012
2:48 pm

this sucks. cancellation means I will be out at least $36 for two tickets – service and delivery fees. That’s assuming I get the cost of the ticket back

Doug

August 1st, 2012
3:37 pm

Saw his show in Nashville on the 28th at the Bridgestone Arena. HE WAS GREAT

Mandy Chastain

August 2nd, 2012
8:22 am

I was there setting up. Barry and his crew pitched a fit about the size of the stage and that there wasn’t enough room for his stuff. There was a short argument, everyone loaded the stuff back on the trucks and they were gone. As to whether he has a general animosity towards Chastain or outdoors, I cannot say.

OldTimer

August 2nd, 2012
8:23 pm

Chastain is way overated. For those of you new to this, stay away. Just like Barry did.
There are many better venues in the ATL.

Sam

August 4th, 2012
3:37 pm

You cannot make a comparison between the size and amount of equipment and staging two bands or performers have. The configuration is also a consideration, as well as whether they have moving staging and sets, etc. If there was not enough room for the trucks to load in (which is what the press is saying) then there would be very little chance they could reconfigure, remove equipment or take any other action and still do the show that was rehearsed and ready for the audience. This could put the performers, band and sometimes even the audience at risk. The Manilow production team did the right thing. When the booking agent schedules dates, there is an exchange of information about the needs of the production. This sounds like someone at the booking agency screwed up.

Sam

August 4th, 2012
3:39 pm

…and as for the comments about Manilow’s music, sexual orientation or any other mean spirited or bigoted comment made in reply to this article, I would ask that those who posted the comments remember that, while you are entitled to your opinion, it is difficult to understand why you would take the time and trouble to post a comment if you really hate the performer or person that much. Furthermore, just because you have an opinion or make a statement, that doesn’t mean what you say is actually true or even relevant. I respectfully suggest that you might want to find something else to do with your time.