The “I’m Real” singer made it almost 30 minutes into her show before the outage shut her down and forced Madison Square Garden to evacuate.
"I love you, I’m sorry and I will see you all very soon," Jennifer Lopez posted to her Instagram page Saturday night after a sudden power outage forced her to cancel her second sold-out show at Madison Square Garden. And she wasn’t kidding.
Within four hours, she was back on the platform with an exciting announcement for all those fans who bought their tickets, waited in line and only got 30 minutes of J.Lo before the outage forced an abrupt end to the festivities for Lopez and many other stage productions across New York City.
Even with the power still out, Lopez was planning her big comeback moment. "Looks like if everything goes right and the power goes back on tomorrow — and MSG is working feverishly to make this happen — I have said that I will come back on Monday before my show in Boston on Tuesday to do the show that we did not do tonight."
Considering Lopez had already been on stage for nearly a half hour, fans who attend the rescheduled show will get to enjoy four "bonus" performances from the blackout show for their money. We can’t help but wonder if J.Lo will mix up her set or simply repeat the start for them.
The Garden confirmed Lopez’ plans, releasing a statement that read "A power outage won’t stop Jennifer Lopez from completing two sold-out nights of her triumphant solo headlining tour at MSG." Variety reports MSG will honor all ticket-holders for the July 13 show on the new night of July 15.
ANNOUNCEMENT: Gonna take more than a city-wide blackout to shut us down! Rescheduling the show for Monday night! ✨💜🙏🏼 #ItsMyPartyTour #SeeYouSoon #TakeTwo Ticketmaster and LiveNation will have details on their websites in the morning!!!
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That’s a huge statement and testament to J.Lo’s dedication to her fans and this tour as it is almost unheard of for an artist to reschedule a concert for two days later without causing any other delays in the tour. At least that means her crew won’t have to tear down the set today, but Monday night into Tuesday is going to be a mad rush to get her set up and ready to go in Boston for Tuesday night.
According to the New York Fire Department, the massive outage that left people stranded in elevators, disrupted the subway and made many Broadway shows go dark for the night was caused by a transformer fire. It would be deep in the night — or more technically early Sunday morning — before power would be fully restored.
You can check out the moment the power went out below:
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