ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS UPSET THE KILLERS AT PLACE BELL ARENA
After Place Bell Arena in Laval, Montreal kept fans waiting for almost an hour in -25°F to get into the Jan. 6 Killers show, electricity in the venue went out three times during the performance. The Killers took to social media the following day to express their dismay writing “The crowd was electric. The venue was not.” Place Bell is owned by the city of Laval and managed by Evenko. Evenko released a statement on Facebook saying “Last night, we were faced with different operational issues and we are aware of your discontent. We would like to apologize that the actions took were not to our fans’ expectations.”
CELINE FORCED TO CANCEL SECOND SHOW
On Tuesday, Celine Dion was forced to cancel her second show in a week due to inflammation of the throat. Celine had previously canceled her performance on Saturday because of a “nasty virus.” “Her doctor has instructed her to take one more day of rest in order to fully recover,” a statement from the Coliseum in Las Vegas said. The Canadian singer is expected back to the stage this week for her Friday night performance.
COMCAST CEO’S SON TO RUN ESPORTS TEAM
Tucker Roberts, son of Comcast CEO Brian Roberts, has been tapped to head the company’s esports gaming team. The team, Fusion, is part of the recently launched Overwatch League which consists of city-based teams that will play video games for live audiences and will be streamed online. Roberts will become President of the Fusion team which is owned by Philadelphia-based Comcast Spectacor. During college, Roberts was an intern for video-game maker Activision Blizzard then spent three years working for another game developer Electronic Arts.