[UPDATE: MONSTER MASSIVE 2011 OFFICIALLY CANCELED] Armin Van Buuren Announces Monster Massive Date Is Canceled, Erick Morillo Is Out, Too
Due to unforeseen circumstances, and with great disappointment, Go Ventures announces that this year's Monster Massive scheduled for October 29, 2011 has been cancelled.
We would like to thank all of our loyal supporters, affiliates and staff for their hard work, commitment and efforts in support of this much loved event. Go Ventures upholds the belief of Quality Music, Stellar Production and Lifetime Memories. Go Ventures would not put on an event that did not meet these high standards.
We want to assure our fans that Monster Massive will return in 2012 better than ever, with a First Class Line-up and State of the Art Production, consistent with what our fans expect from Go Ventures.
UPDATE: Oct. 14, 11:33 a.m.: Monster Massive 2011 is officially canceled. Flav.or.us, the official ticketing site of the event, has stopped selling tickets and posted the news "canceled" on their website. CLICK HERE TO LEARN HOW TO GET YOUR REFUND.
Original post, Oct. 14, 7:58 p.m.: Here's the final nail in the Monster Massive coffin: Armin Van Buuren finally posted on his site and on the Armin Only site that the Armin Only Mirage show isn't happening, saying, "The show has been canceled due to circumstances beyond our control."
The DJ says, "I am completely devastated by this cancellation. I've never cancelled an Armin Only show before, so I'm very upset to have to now." (Read the whole announcement after the jump.)
Even after the not-entirely unexpected announcement, there's still no official word from Monster Massive's organizers, Go Ventures, other than the two-day-old status update on its Facebook page claiming the 14-year-old event "
Here's Van Buuren's announcement on his site:
It's with great regret that we have to announce the Armin Only Mirage show at Monster Massive 2011 won't be going ahead in Los Angeles on 29th October. The show has been cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control. If you've already bought tickets; any questions can be directed to Go Ventures via firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 (818) 348-1397.
Armin van Buuren regrets to announce the cancellation of the October 29th date in Los Angeles. Armin, issued the following statement: "Sorry to keep so many of you in the dark regarding my Armin Only event date in LA, but we wanted to be sure of the date before we spoke to you. I understand any anger or upset, but I hope you all understand that I am completely devastated by this cancellation. I've never cancelled an Armin Only show before so I'm very upset to have to now. I hope I will see as many of you as possible in the near future".
We are very sorry for anyone who was planning on going to this show. We are just as disappointed as you are. Please accept our sincerest apologies.
Here's Erick Morillo's statement:
"For those of you that had bought tickets expecting to see me at Monster Massive, what can I say, I think this is a blow for us all! I'd heard so many great things about the Monster Massive shows and was really looking forward to being a part of this Halloween extravaganza. So to hear that we now have to cancel is a big upset to me. These decisions are not made lightly and apologies to all those that had made plans. I hope to see you all very soon".
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