TORONTO – Tuesday night’s concert in Ottawa by NKOTB, Boyz II Men and 98 Degrees has been postponed until Wednesday.
According to a statement from Live Nation, trucks carrying equipment for the show from Boston to Ottawa were held up at the Canadian border.
The delay “has impacted the time required for the shows (sic) production and crew to prepare for tonight’s concert,” the statement reads.
Tickets will be honoured on Wednesday for the concert at Scotiabank Place.
NKOTB singer Donnie Wahlberg tweeted: “Oh Canada… Over 30 days without a day off could not stop us. No voice couldn’t stop us. Immigration, on the other hand, has forced us into a day off!”
Wahlberg apologized to fans who expressed their disappointment on social media.
Fellow NKOTB member Jordan Knight seemed pleased with the postponement. “Desperately needed this day off,” he tweeted. “Phew!”
98 Degrees singer Nick Lachey decided to spend Tuesday night in Montreal. “An unexpected off day from #thepackagetour,” he tweeted. “Ottawa, we’ll see you tomorrow night!”
The Package Tour stops in Montreal on Thursday and in Toronto on Friday. Vancouver fans have to wait until July 10. The tour returns to Toronto for a second show on July 28.