Monday, 17 June 2013

Did Big Tunes Pay Tarrus? They Claim They Did!

The promoters of the weekend reggae concert that turned into a violent faisco have claimed the concert failure is not thier fault.

In a press statement posted on Big Tunes' Facebook Page and signed off by the director Otieno Mako’Ochieng claim they paid Tarru Riley and that Alpha Blondy will host a free concert in days to come.

It reads, " is a fact the artist Tarrus Riley and band were paid by Big Tunes Live Limited a total of euros 14 thousand before the date of the event based on a contract that required the artist to receive 80% of the payment before departure and 20% before the show. As represented on our poster and marketing collateral the show was a Dusk to Dawn affair, beginning from 6pm till 6am and it is a also fact by the time a few misguided individuals decided to disrupt the show, we still had over three hours before conclusion of our event. The rest is history."

It continues, "Courtesy of Big Tunes Live Limited the artist Alpha Blondy will be back in Kenya within the next few weeks to perform live at a free concert at a venue yet to be determined. All tickets for last Saturday’s festival remains valid for this exciting upcoming Alpha Blondy concert in Nairobi. Over the next the next two weeks we will embark on validating all tickets and ticketholders who may have lost their tickets during last week’s event.

"Confirmations and validation of tickets purchased by all our ticketing agents and individual resellers of the same will occur at the same time. To all ticketholders for last event, we strongly suggest that you maintain your proof of purchase to gain entry at the upcoming Alpha Blondy concert.

"Lastly and this message is aimed directly to our fans in Kenya, our commitment to you is unwavering, solid and we will never quit on this journey."