Lil Wayne walks off stage, reportedly quits blink-182 tour—UPDATED
UPDATE: JULY 12, 1:07 P.M. EST
Following last night’s premature exit, Lil Wayne has revealed he “won’t be quitting” the tour. Head here for the latest updates.
ORIGINAL STORY: JULY 11, 10:34 P.M. EST
The tour hit Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, Virginia this evening. Many reports from fans at the show state Wayne ended his set prematurely and said he was done with the tour.
Several fans report he played approximately four tracks for a 20-minute set before quitting the tour and walking off stage.
Fans state he complained of the crowd size. He also allegedly stated there weren’t enough fans of “his” in the audience, drawing attention to the difference in genres on the tour package.
Fans stated there was a weather alert for the area. With a bad storm rolling through, this reportedly affected the turnout and the lateness.
Ben Bruns, who lists himself as blink’s System Engineer on his social media, also reported what many fans had been saying. “Soooo... Lil Wayne just said he was over it and walked off stage 40 minutes early,” he tweeted.
Lil Wayne stopped mid-song to make a statement to the crowd. He explained he’s “not sure how long [he’s] going to be able to do this tour,” before walking off shortly after.
“Hold on, I just want the people to know, if you’re wondering, please forgive me but I am so not used to performing to a crowd—and there’s not too many—that’s not my swag,” he says. “I’m not sure how long I’m going to be able to do this tour, but make some noise for blink-182 for including me anyway. This might be my last night though. Let’s go.”
Shortly after, Wayne reportedly called the crowd “wack” before walking offstage.
blink-182 continued with their set, reportedly taking a shot at Lil Wayne’s move according to fans. However, others stated they’ve heard Mark Hoppus make the same joke at other shows.
Neither blink-182 or Lil Wayne have made an official statement, but this post will be updated should one be released.
The tour continues this week with Neck Deep as support, hitting Bangor, Maine Saturday. You can see a full list of remaining dates below, including the rescheduled kickoff show, which now features All Time Low. Tickets are available here.
07/13 – Bangor, ME @ Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
07/14 – Quebec City, CA @ Festival d’été de Québec ^
07/16 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
07/17 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheatre
07/19 – New York, NY @ Good Morning America
07/20 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheatre
07/21 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
07/23 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
07/25 – West Palm Beach @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre
07/26 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
07/27 – Atlanta, GA @ Cellaris Amphitheatre at Lakewood
07/29 – Jacksonville, FL @ Daily’s Place
07/31 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
08/01 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater
08/02 – Dallas, TX @ The Dos Equis Pavilion
08/04 – El Paso, TX @ Don Haskins Center *
08/05 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
08/07 – San Diego, CA @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
08/08 – Los Angles, CA @ The Forum
08/09 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands ^
08/27 – Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre
08/30 – Portland, OR @ Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
08/31 – Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
09/02 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
09/04 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
09/06 – Wichita, KS @ Hartman Arena *
09/07 – Council Bluffs, IA @ Stir Cove *
09/08 – Kansas City, MO @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
09/10 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
09/12 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
09/14 – St. Loius, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
09/16 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
09/18 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
09/20 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
09/22 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena (with All Time Low)*
10/11 – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock ^
* without Lil Wayne
^ blink-182 festival date