No, no! This isn't what happened - someone correct me if I'm wrong - first off the show was canceled BECAUSE of poor ticket sales + the show was supposed to be at Starlight Theater - not Sandstone! Until 2000, Sandstone was a total suck venue to see a show - many of us simply TOLERATED being there because they were SNEAKY - always bringing in so many must-see bands.
yeah, what a bummer. me and my friends drove down from Omaha. a handfull of disappointed fans were in the parking lot as we heard the news. I was really excited to see this lineup. had a dream the night before about the show, they were playing "The Meeting". RW was on piano and SH was on guitar synth, a la GTR...oh well. did see the Masterworks Gig in this venue years later, probably worth the wait!
I had always thought this show was cancelled because of low ticket sales, if I had known that it was because of Tony Levin, I would have given him a hard time when I got his autograph on his recent tour through Portland.
I had third row tickets for this show.
I have a horror story to relate. This same group of people road-tripped to Sandstone Amphitheatre in Kansas City, KS to see ABWH, only to find out the show had been cancelled due to Tony Levin's illness. We heard the announcement on the radio as we were approaching the gig! A few weeks later we saw ABWH in LA on Pay-per-view with Jeff Berlin.. Heck, we would have been happy to see ABWH with a guy off the street playing bass! Oh well...