PNC Arena officials said Tuesday that the three-hour-plus delay of rapper Travis Scott’s concert Friday night was a “unique situation” that hadn’t occurred before with other productions.
The arena, concert promoter Live Nation and Scott’s representatives were asked for comment about the show’s delay, which prompted fans to light up social media with complaints as the evening progressed.
Doors to the second stop of Scott’s Astroworld Tour opened at 9:20 p.m., instead of the scheduled time of 6:30 p.m., PNC officials confirmed. The show was set to start at 7:30 p.m. but some concert-goers reported that the show started just before midnight and lasted an hour.
“Elements of Travis Scott’s tour production were behind schedule arriving to the venue and loading in due to unforeseen circumstances,” PNC Arena management said in an emailed statement. “The venue was prepared for the event with staff in place. As soon as production checks were complete, guests were permitted into the building to enjoy the show. We apologize for any inconvenience and always want fans to have the best possible experience.”