On the eve of Ultra and Miami Music Week, one of the biggest draws of the entire week is cancelling 3 highly anticipated performances. On Tuesday rumors began bubbling that Eric Prydz was cancelling shows in Miami. Then the rumors grew more grim as his Thursday Pryda show was removed from the Wynwood Factory website. Then Tuesday evening, Eric Prydz announced officially that he was cancelling his Pryda show at Wynwood Factory and his headlining Ultra sets on Friday with Adam Beyer and on Sunday during ASOT.
In a Twitter post Eric said he had an acute medical condition that isn’t allowing him to travel at all.
I am really sorry but due to an acute medical condition I am unable to travel or perform in Miami this week. I am truly gutted to miss any shows but especially Miami as this is one of my favourite times of the year.
— Eric Prydz (@ericprydz) March 27, 2019
This obviously comes as a huge shock and let down for the fans, many of whom travel and plan specifically to see Eric. His Thursday night show was so popular it sold out within minutes of tickets going on sale. Many ticket purchasers bought their tickets second-hand and will have no way to obtain refunds. Beyond that, his b2b with Adam Beyer was one of the biggest draws of Ultra’s new Resistance Island and leaves a glaring hole in the lineup with only days to go. It also leaves a glaring hole in the ASOT lineup on Sunday right before Armin’s closing set.
It’s hard not to feel the parallels to 2014 when Avicii cancelled his headlining set last minute, although obviously the circumstances were more dire in that case. However, the gravity of his absence is possibly even greater than Avicii in 2014. In that instance Ultra rushed to secure deadmau5 to fill the slot at a huge price premium. It’s unclear at this point what Ultra is going to do, and surely Humans Alike is in a very tight situation as well.
Wynwood Factory Pryda ticket holders will get a refund and free week-long pass for before midnight entry to Wynwood Factory shows. We wish we had better news and we’re not entirely sure who’s going to fill in for those massive holes in Ultra’s lineup, but stay tuned for more information.