Ne-Yo fans in the Seattle area are pissed off that the “Closer” singer failed to appear at heavily promoted New Year’s Eve gig. Tickets started at $75, with VIP tables going for $1,200. “At 11:30 they had a pre-recorded message from Ne-Yo,” said an attendee. “He was on a plane from Nigeria and not able to come.” As they grumbled, Ne-Yo could be seen singing and dancing on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, though it is unclear whether the footage was pre-recorded or not.
With the sponsor and the local promoter AWOL, no one has been able to request a refund. Was the show a hoax or did Ne-Yo really prance off to Nigeria after pre-recording a performance for Dick Clark? The flyer for the event features the web address of a fan page rather than Ne-Yo’s official site, and this wouldn’t be the first time a promoter lied about where Ne-Yo was “stuck.” Apparently unfazed by this confusion, Ne-Yo performed in Hawaii on Monday night, with shows in Japan and England planned for the next few weeks. Check out the gallery to see the bumping and grinding Washingtonians missed out on.
[Photos: Splash News Online]