Scroll to Top

Triplife Cancels Tekno Show, Here is Why

By zimbuzz / Published on Tuesday, 21 Nov 2017 13:00 PM / Comments Off on Triplife Cancels Tekno Show, Here is Why / 577 views

Organisers of the Tekno Show Triplife Entertainment have cancelled the gig which was scheduled to take place this  Friday, November 24, 2017, at Alexandra Sports Club in Harare.

Tekno

In a statement released this afternoon, they cited the ‘safety of the fans’ as a chief reason for the postponement of the gig.

“Fellow Zimbabweans; due to unforeseen circumstances, we have been forced, by mutual consent with the artiste Tekno and other artistes on the bill, to move the show initially slated for Alexandra Sports Club on Friday, November 24, 2017, to another date,” read the statement.

“While we had been adequately covered for the weather factor, other electrical logistics to ensure the smooth running of the event without projected rain being an impediment have arisen. We have absolutely no control over these factors.

“As they can affect the technical aspect of the show and safety of the fans, the artiste has agreed to move the event to a later date when an indoors venue has been secured to ensure a smooth, unhindered and safe event,” added the statement.

Tekno is however scheduled to perform in the country sometime in February next year for a Valentine’s Day show as it is the closest date that he will be available for a gig.

“In that spirit, the show shall adopt a Valentine’s theme and will, therefore, be held on February 16 of 2018 at the Harare International Conference Centre. This is the earliest convenience that the main artiste Tekno, can be available for a deferral,” promised the organisers.

 

UPDATE: Tekno Harare Show To Go Ahead as Planned

 

Following the Military intervention last week to save the country from economic collapse which was being spearheaded by a Grace Mugabe-led faction, speculation was high that her sons were behind the gig.

This saw various people advocating for the boycott of the show saying the Mugabe Sons had benefited from stolen funds.

The calls grew after the military solidarity march on Saturday where people called for the resignation of President Mugabe

However, their involvement in the show is not clear although they have posted pictures about the Triplife gigs on their social media accounts.

 

Below is the full Statement from the organisers

Fellow Zimbabweans; due to unforeseen circumstances, we have been forced, by mutual consent with the artiste Tekno and other artistes on the bill, to move the show initially slated for Alexandra Sports Club on Friday November 24, 2017, to another date.

While we had been adequately covered for the weather factor, other electrical logistics to ensure the smooth running of the event without projected rain being an impediment have arisen. We have absolutely no control over these factors.

As they can affect the technical aspect of the show and safety of the fans, the artiste has agreed to move the event to a later date when an indoors venue has been secured to ensure a smooth, unhindered and safe event.
In that spirit, the show shall adopt a Valentine’s theme and will therefore be held on February 16 of 2018 at the Harare International Conference Centre.

This is the earliest convenience that the main artiste Tekno, can be available for a deferral.
We shall continue to liaise with the local artistes previously on the billing to ensure their schedule has them free to perform on the said date.

In the meantime, in line with our ever growing desire to see world class entertainment brought to our shores, we are currently in negotiations with other international acts whose schedules are free, to try and secure festive season shows for the benefit of our supporters and music lovers in general before the end of this year, logistics permitting.

As the obstacles we faced were of a purely health and safety matter, we realised that the safety of the crowd comes way ahead of any other concerns and our electrical engineers are happy we have taken this bold, although unfortunate decision based on their advice.

We apologise for any inconvenience these changes may have caused and look forward to a continued strong relationship and creating a formidable growth trajectory in promoting the arts for both local and international artistes.

With profound thanks;
Patrick Vijay Hundu : for and on behalf of Triplife Entertainment

 

Comments

comments

error: Content is protected !!