Attorney General Cuomo Secures Refunds For Rochester Consumers Who Purchased Tickets To Canceled Lil' Wayne Concert

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (November 26, 2008) - Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo today announced an agreement that secures full refunds for consumers who purchased tickets to an October 26, 2008 Lil’ Wayne concert at Blue Cross Arena in which he failed to appear.

The Lil’ Wayne performance was canceled and rescheduled numerous times, leaving fans without any recourse. Attorney General Cuomo’s office became aware of the situation and intervened by obtaining a commitment from concert promoter RMF Productions that ensures that ticket holders would get their money back.

“Both Blue Cross Arena and Lil’ Wayne’s promoters are doing the right thing by refunding Rochester-area fans who purchased tickets to a performance that never took place,” said Attorney General Cuomo. “Failing to show up as advertised without prior notice is unfair to fans and the only acceptable resolution is to offer a full refund.”

Consumers who purchased and have in their possession tickets to the October 26 show are entitled to a full refund. Those seeking a refund must turn in their ticket stub to the Blue Cross Arena box office on or before December 10, 2008. In the event that tickets were purchased through Ticketmaster, consumers must contact Ticketmaster directly, which will issue the refund.

Additionally, both RMF Productions and Blue Cross Arena must clearly post the concert refund policy on posters and on the actual tickets at the point of sale.

RMF Productions has indicated that a new date will be set for a Lil’ Wayne concert at Blue Cross Arena.

The matter was handled by Assistant Attorney General Carlos Rodriguez under the supervision of Assistant Attorney General In-Charge of the Rochester Regional Office Debra Martin.