Solange has canceled her Coachella performances after unexpected ‘production delays’ set her back. The singer was scheduled for two appearances.
The singer was set to perform on April 13 and 20. However, in a statement posted to Twitter, the Coachella organizers have confirmed that the performance is not going to happen. The statement read, “Due to major production delays, Solange will unfortunately no longer be performing at this year’s festival. She sends her sincerest apologies, and looks forward to performing at Coachella in the future.”
The news comes right after the death of a stagehand while working on a Coachella set. According to TMZ, the tragedy happened on Saturday morning while the stagehand was working at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. He fell 60 feet while climbing the stage, and passed away.
Goldenvoice, which is the production company behind Coachella, released a statement on Saturday confirming the death that had taken place. They said the worker had been “a friend, a family member.”
The full statement read, “Today, Goldenvoice lost a colleague, a friend, a family member. Our friend fell while working on a festival stage. It is with heavy hearts and tremendous difficulty that we confirm his passing. He has been with our team for 20 years in the desert and was doing what he loved. He was a hard-working and loving person that cared deeply about his team. As our lead rigger, he was responsible for the countless incredible shows that have been put on at the festival. We will miss him dearly.”
Solange is expected to perform at several other events this year as well, including the Primavera Sound later this year. It is unclear if the production issues will cause delays in this performance as well.
Coachella kicks off on the April 12 weekend with performances by Childish Gambino, Ariana Grande, and Kanye West.