John Lydon show canceled at the last minute as Scottish theater claims tour director intimidates staff
A Scottish venue has canceled a John Lydon concert after staff were reportedly “bullied” by a member of its management.
The Sex Pistols frontman, 65, was scheduled to take part in a question-and-answer session with fans at Glasgow’s Pavilion Theater on Monday evening.
But the event – which promoted her new book I Could Be Wrong, I Could Be Right – was canceled just hours before Lydon appeared on stage.
Bosses of the theater have now released a statement on social media, explaining that the decision came amid allegations of “assault and intimidation” of workers by its tour manager.
The theater claimed abusive behavior had lasted for two weeks, which led to the decision to cancel the performance.
They assured disappointed fans that they would be fully reimbursed for the cost of their tickets.
In a statement, the theater’s general manager, Iain Gordon, said: “Unfortunately, due to the assault and intimidation of various members of my team by touring director John Lydon, the spectacle of this evening will not take place.
“The days of this kind of behavior are long gone.”
He added: “We are sorry if this affects you, but as a company we will not accept this kind of attitude towards our staff from anyone, including members of the public and staff. tour.
“Our ticket office will contact you directly to arrange reimbursement of your tickets.”
Lydon’s official Twitter page posted: “The Glasgow Pavilion unexpectedly canceled tonight‘s show. We were notified of the cancellation at 2:48 PM.”
A source close to Lydon said: “To be honest, only the promoter and manager know the story. John wasn’t here and neither was his manager. We don’t have our side of the story yet. promoter. “
Social media supported the online theater’s decision.
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One of them said: “Very well. Everyone has the right to a safe working environment. Good for you.
While another added: “Well done the Pavilion.”
Lydon, better known by his stage name Johnny Rotten, is widely recognized as the lead singer of the late 1970s punk band, the Sex Pistols.
After the band disbanded, he performed with post-rock group Public Image Ltd.
John Lydon’s team has been contacted for comment.