A 42 year-old Ph.D. student is filing a class action suit against Canadian rockers [lastfm]Rush[/lastfm] for a cancelling a performance in Chicago last week.
Christopher Langone flew from Upstate New York to attend the cancelled Charter One Pavilion show last week. And though tickets indicated that the concert would occur “rain or shine,” the show was ultimately canceled due to weather.
According to a blogger for Chicago Now, the show was set to kick off at 7:30 PM and pushed back until it was finally canceled at 8:15.
Though the band has agreed to honor tickets for a rescheduled date, Langone is suing the band for the expenses he incurred attempting to see the show. He is suing the band for the cost of six tickets, airfare, and a round of beers. He has reportedly encouraged other fans on the band’s web forum to file lawsuits as well.
“It feels a little strange,” Langone told Chicago Sun-Times about taking legal action against one of his favorite groups.