Even though the Brewers lost Saturday and won’t be heading to the World Series, the sold-out Ed Sheeran show scheduled for Miller Park Tuesday will still be postponed.
But not to worry, Sheeran fans: It will only be delayed a day, to Wednesday, the team confirmed Sunday morning.
“The change has been made by the Brewers and Messina Touring Group to accommodate tour load-in and setup following a Game 7 of the NLCS,” according to a message on the concert event page on the Brewers site. “All tickets issued for the original date of October 23 will be honored for admission to the show on October 24.”
Sheeran’s manager, Stuart Camp, said on Twitter Saturday night that the tour’s production team delayed setup until the outcome of the National League Championship Series.
The series ended in Game 7 on Saturday with the Los Angeles Dodgers beating the Brewers, 5-1, at Miller Park.
“We would have had to start building our stage there at midnight last night at very very latest to make it work,” Camp said on Twitter Saturday.
With the Brewers forcing a Game 7 with a win against the Dodgers on Friday, that wasn’t possible.
All tickets and parking passes purchased for the original date will be honored, and fans will sit in the same seats they were assigned.
Refunds are available as well to people who can’t make the new date by calling (800) 745-3000, or clicking the refund link on your Ticketmaster order in the My Account settings. That refund link is only available on the Ticketmaster site, not the Ticketmaster app.
For transferred tickets, the refund will go to the fan who originally bought them, but the tickets have to be transferred back to the person who bought the tickets first, on the Ticketmaster site.
All refunds will be issued back within seven to 10 business days.
The good news for some fans: Refunded tickets will be resold on the Ticketmaster site, so if you missed out on getting a ticket, keep checking online for newly available seats.
But here’s some bad news: Scheduled openers Lauv and Snow Patrol will no longer be opening the show. A new opening act or two will be announced.
There was some anticipation that something like this would happen as the Brewers progressed further and further into the playoffs.
Earlier this month, Tyler Barnes, vice president of communications for the Brewers, told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, “If the team advances far enough into postseason play, we will announce a new November date for the Sheeran concert.”
The first game of the World Series is Tuesday, but it wasn’t going to happen in Milwaukee regardless of whether they advanced, per Major League Baseball rules.
Nevertheless, it seemed unlikely that the Brewers would risk any potential damage to the field before what could have been its first World Series since 1982, in addition to creating a situation where Milwaukee Sheeran fans would potentially sell their concert tickets or skip the show to see the game.
Singer, songwriter and guitarist Ed Sheeran talks with Piet Levy of Tap Milwaukee backstage before his show in 2012 at the Pabst Theater.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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