Soulfly Apologizes, But Questions Remain
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Soulfly's management is apologizing for their non- performance in Window Rock this weekend. The band enraged audiences when they abruptly canceled a gig and then refused to return to take the stage during a metal festival (see related story).
Publicist Jamie Roberts sent a statement to the Native American Times in response to an account that posted on our website Monday.
“SOULFLY would like to issue an apology to our fans in Window Rock, AZ for the last-minute postponement of the show at Dean C Jackson Memorial Arena. We did not want to postpone the show, but had to, due to numerous problems with the production as well as the weather conditions. We have every intention of coming back to the area and making it up to all who came out to see us as soon as possible,” Roberts stated.
Promoter Randall Hoskie, a 33-year-old Navajo from Window Rock, said that band still pocketed the $5,000 advance before departing for another gig in Tempe.
Soulfly manager Gloria Cavalera said there were problems with the show from the promoter’s end, including inadequate preparation for weather problems.
" There were a lot of production requirements he didn't do," Cavalera said. " We postponed the show because the weather was unpredictable. We were straight up told we could not put up our equipment. The whole sky was black and there was just a tiny bit of light coming through.” She also criticized Hoskie for not providing the band with catered food.
As far as the money goes, Cavalera said that Hoskie gave the band a “deposit,” and that the cash is currently in the possession of the band’s booking agent.
"I guess [Hoskie] has to let the booking agent know if he is going to rebook the show,” she said.
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