Tool’s performance at the Epicenter Festival in North Carolina has been canceled.
Epicenter announced, “For the safety of fans, artists, and staff, the county of Richmond has determined that Epicenter will not resume tonight.
“Severe weather is continuing and we need to repair damage to the site.
“Please understand that this is a difficult decision and we know how excited each of you were.
“Doors will open at 12PM tomorrow.
“Further information for ticket buyers will be emailed as soon as possible.”
Adam Jones shared a video on Instagram, “~ Thunderstorms & High Winds ⛈⛈⛈ Sorry #EpicenterFestival #Rockingham 🙁 – We are ready to ROCK 🤘🏽 *This is the stage we are suppose to play tonight. Oops there goes our video wall 😮 County of Richmond has official cancelled but #WeWillBeback 🤘🏽 footage by ultrabuddy Scott from @thecrystalmethod #Tool #ToolLive.”
Several ticketholders told WRAL News they were stopped in traffic along U.S. Highway 1, waiting hours for access to the festival grounds. Some gave up. Others waited hours after midnight, into the wee hours of Saturday morning, to leave the grounds after Friday’s performances.
“I’ve been to a ton of shows, and I have never had this problem,” said Kelly Tesh, of Smithfield. “I’ve been to PNC Arena, to Walnut Creek, to shows in other states, and I have never had this problem.”