Some disappointing news for local hip hop fans was released recently by the International Touring Agency (ITA). It appears as though The Game has been forced to cancel his Canadian tour after his request for a Temporary Resident Permit (TRP) was denied by the Canadian government.
The Game was scheduled to perform in Sault Ste. Marie at The Machine Shop on Monday, Jan 21.
A statement released by ITA reads: “Due to circumstances beyond the artist, management, agency, and promoters' control, we regret to announce that The Game Canadian Tour 2019 is canceled due to the Canadian Government denying the artist's TRP application to enter legally into our country. In regards to any false press you may see surfacing to be clear artist The Game and management DID NOT CANCEL the Canadian tour. He was very excited to come to Canada and looking forward to seeing his Canadian fans after so long.”
“To date, our agency has had a 100 per cent success rate in obtaining TRP application approvals for entry into Canada for artists with criminality. Please know that every effort was made, by all involved, to obtain a successful application,” the statement continues. “We, along with management and promoters are as disappointed as the fans and would like you to know that the decision was out of our control. The final decision and outcome were made by the Canadian government. The Game would also like to express his disappointment as he was excited to see and perform for his Canadian fans.”
International Touring Agency says all tickets will be refunded at the point of purchase. The Sault Ste. Marie stop was presented by Cabin Media.
“We ask that ticket holders please bear with us and allow at least 24 hours following this announcement for promoters to organize refund procedures with their applicable ticketing companies.”
For more information, follow the discussion on the event's Facebook page.