Can I sue or get a refund for a concert I cannot attend due to a hurricane?

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Can I sue or get a refund for a concert I cannot attend due to a hurricane?

I had $450 worth of tickets to a concert tonight but due to a hurricane I cannot attend. The concert was not cancelled, however, they did cancel the concert for tomorrow night and rescheduled it. With NY York, CT and MA declaring states of emergency, and mass transit shut downs and road closures, as well as fearing for my own safety, I cannot attend. The promoters and/or the performer should have cancelled or rescheduled the show like they did for tomorrow night. Do I have any recourse to recoup my money; there are many other people aas well.

Asked on August 27, 2011 New York

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FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

If you had tickets for a concert that was not cancelled by the promoters but which you were unable to attend due to inclimate weather conditions, you are not entitled to a refund for the unused tickets. The reason is that the concert that was scheduled for the date set on your tickets went forward as planned. You were unable to attend.

As far as refund policies as well as other obligations for the tickets for the concert, read the back of the ones you still have in your possession. Most likely there is language setting forth the obligations of the concert promoter if the concert was cancelled and refund policies.

From what you have written, it does not appear that you have any recourse for getting a refund for the concert tickets you paid for and were unable to attend the venue.


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