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Aug. 13 Update: The “Summerslam Concert” presented by WWE and Flo Rida has been cancelled.
The event, which WWE heavily advertised last week during Raw and Smackdown, was to kick off Summerslam Weekend at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
The Barclays Center’s official statement reads: “Due to unforeseen circumstances, the concert on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at Barclays Center featuring Flo Rida, Jason Derulo, Daya, and Jordan Hollywood has been canceled. Refunds are available at the point of purchase.”
Summerslam Weekend will now kick off with NXT Takeover on August 20, followed by Summerslam on Aug. 21 and post-Summerslam Raw on Aug. 22.
July 25 Report
WWE announced Monday the first “Summerslam Concert” scheduled for Thursday, August 18 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
The concert is being put on by Flo Rida benefiting Connor’s Cure. WWE stars, including Triple H and Stephanie McMahon, are scheduled to appear at the event.
Along with Flo Rida, scheduled performers include Jason Derulo, Daya, and Jordan Hollywood.
The event is officially being put on by WWE, the Barclays Center, and iHeartMedia. Tickets go on-sale this Friday, July 29.
Summerslam Week Schedule – Barclays Center
- Thursday, Aug. 18: Summerslam Concert
- Saturday, Aug. 20: NXT Takeover: Brooklyn
- Sunday, Aug. 21: WWE Summerslam PPV
- Monday, Aug. 22: WWE Raw TV Post-Summerslam
Press Release Quotes – Summerslam Concert
“I’m definitely honored to be a part of this spectacular event with my WWE family,” said Flo Rida. “They have been there from day one and I truly appreciate the opportunity to perform for all my WWE fans.”
“We are proud to bring together some of the biggest names in music and entertainment for one night to support Connor’s Cure,” said WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon. “The first-ever WWE Summerslam Concert will offer fans another opportunity to participate in Summerslam Week while raising much-needed awareness and funds to support pediatric cancer research.”
“Partnering with WWE is a very heartfelt experience,” said Susan Braun, CEO, The V Foundation. “The V Foundation is honored to work side by side with Stephanie McMahon, Paul Levesque, and the entire WWE team to increase the amount of research devoted to children’s cancers. Our world-class scientific advisory committee, who oversees the highly competitive V Foundation Grant process, ensures that the most important work is being funded – research that will lead to saving children’s lives.”
“We’re excited to bring the first-ever WWE Summerslam Concert to Barclays Center through our Brooklyn Direct programming division,” said Brett Yormark, CEO of Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment. “We’re in our second year of a sold-out Summerslam Weekend and are proud to bring a new element of entertainment to this great series of events.”