Media previews/reviews and fan reviews of Il Divo's concert in Philadelphia, PA on 12 February 2006 (those mentioning Hayley!), should be posted in this thread, together with any follow-up comments.
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Kimmel Center's special weather statement regarding the blizzard in Philadelphia:
Weather Alert for the weekend of February 11 & 12, 2006
There are no current weather-related changes or cancellations to the event schedule at the Kimmel Center or the Academy of Music. Please check back here for any changes to the performance schedule or ticketing policies. Call 215-893-1999 for further assistance.
IL divo, feb 12, kimmel center is cancelled, they will announce a reschedule date within 48 hours or refund, (from the kimmelcenter.org site 2pm ), i hope they don't reschedule in march and change Hayley's tour. Timj
to love singing is to live for what cannot be suppressed
Hi Tim, and many thanks for the information. We don't know any other details and can only guess that it is due to the very bad weather conditions. I have just heard that all flights from New York (from where Hayley would have to come) have been grounded.
If Anyone was going to the Philadelphia concert, please check with the venue to make absolutely certain although there doesn't seem to be any doubt.
We will post any further news as and when we hear it.
This cancellation seems to have been well justified.
The tour organisers probably couldn't get the (huge) stage set from New York City on Saturday night to Philadephia on Sunday in time to do the show. Nearly 2 feet of snow was lying in Central Park today and "Whiteout conditions were reported around Philadelphia and Trenton, NJ, with northerly wind gusting to 40 mph (64 km/h)." according to the BBC.
Trust me, given the mess today it was well justified to pull the plug on the concert, no one would have been there anyway.
Hmmm, I had decided to duck this whole thing, but if it is rescheduled and there are dropouts, as you know there will be, it's really easy for a new date not to fit into someone's schedule, I may yet get to this.
As for Hayley today, I hope she did stay in her hotel room and maybe call back to NZ.
You heard right. The Il Divo fans on the east coast from Maryland to Boston were all set to head for Philadelphia - SNOW or NO SNOW!! We shall prevail. Unfortunately, the "boys" couldn't make it down to Philly. All that being said, it was a good call - safety for everyone - even us wild and crazy Il Divo fans. Oh, Hayley is excellent, too. Saw her with I.D. at Atlantic City. What a beautiful voice. I plan on getting her CD. Jan