Friday, April 20, 2012
KRS One now at The Studio
The venue for Saturday night's KRS One show in Auckland has moved from The Cloud to The Studio, on K Rd. Unsurprisingly, one of the reasons organisers cite for the move is sound issues. A gig in a room that is a tent directly opposite apartments and a hotel was never going to work. They also had issues with getting a liquor licence. At least The Studio won't run out of beer, like the temporary bar did at The Specials at Shed 10, next to The Cloud.
Official statement from the organisers (via their Facebook page):
"Due to major issues with the Cloud we have decided to move our event to Studio, K RD Auckland.
There are strict sound restrictions that could affect our show with KRS ONE and licensing issues which have recently come to our to attention that does not help us to proceed with this event at the Cloud due to the Police not approving our license because of their negative view on “RAP MUSIC” being at the Cloud.
We are annoyed but still happy to move forward with the KRS ONE show this Saturday at The STUDIO which will now start at 7pm. We apologize for any inconvenience we may have caused. We will need to REFUND ALL UNDER THE AGE OF 18 ticket holders, the Studio are unable to have underage patrons in the venue for this event. We have cut back on tickets available and we are nearly at full capacity, We have searched for venues across Auckland with a larger capacity but had no luck at all!. So we apologize for the fans they may miss out an opportunity to see the HIP HOP legend “KRS ONE”.
But because of this matter KRS ONE has decided to hold a Seminar on Sunday 22nd more info soon."
ADDED KRS One seminar will be on sunday April 22 at the Auckand Museum, 1pm, suggested $10 donation