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Dave Chappelle Show Canceled By Venue After Backlash, But the Show Will Go On

Dave Chappelle Show Canceled By Venue After Backlash, But the Show Will Go On

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Dave Chappelle has been weirdly canceled by a Minnesota concert venue w. he was scheduled to perform Wednesday night … after social media went on the attack.

The comedian was supposed to take the stage Wednesday at First Avenue, a famous venue in downtown Minneapolis, but hours before his sold-out performance they announced his show was scrapped.

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Chapelle’s show was announced Monday, and tickets sold out Tuesday in 5 minutes … but some folks flooded social media, voicing displeasure with First Avenue hosting Dave, because of his controversial Netflix special.

First Ave says they heard the backlash and did an about-face, explaining they let folks down by not holding themselves to the “highest standards.” The venue says it’s a safe space and lost sight of the impact a Chappelle show would create.

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One of the comments on social media … “Announced 24 hours in advance because y’all KNOW what you’re platforming and simply continue to be money chasing cowards.”

What’s weird … the venue had to know about Dave’s special and subsequent appearances, and the controversy it all generated.

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Dave will still take the stage Wednesday in Minneapolis, just not at First Ave … the venue says his show is being moved to the Varsity Theater in Dinkytown.

Chappelle has two more performances scheduled at Varsity Theater on Thursday and Friday … so it will be interesting to see how his week .s out.

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