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The show won’t go on at the Lancaster County Convention Center this weekend for Rapper DMX. The well-known artist is apparently just as well-known for his rap sheet.

Promoter Larry Bently planned to bring DMX to the Lancaster County Convention Center this weekend. He says when he went to pay his deposit to secure the venue they pulled the plug.

“They said that it was too late, it was too close,” said Larry Bently a promoter with Loud Nation Wildlife. Bently said he doesn’t believe that is the only reason. “As we were going down there the last couple of weeks they said that Mayor Rick Gray was calling in the last couple of weeks hounding them about the artist that we were bringing, and pretty much told them to take a look at it. They looked at his resume and they just didn’t approve of him.”

Lancaster Mayor Rick Gray responded to the claim. “The Chief of Police called to my attention the criminal background of the individual that was going to be performing. I spoke with the Convention Center and just asked if they knew, which includes current criminal acts,” said Gray. “I checked in with the people at the Convention Center and they said the reason the show isn’t going on is that the promoter didn’t honor the terms of the contract in the way of deposits and what not.”

“It’s between him and the Convention Center. Certainly I didn’t say cancel the concert and the concert wasn’t cancelled because of anything I said,” said Gray.

Bently said he will still try to work with the convention center in the future. “I hope I didn’t burn any bridges. I was initially doing this for Lancaster. So hopefully when this is all said and done I will bring in another artist that is maybe not such a liability,” said Bently.

The show will still go on, but it has moved to York County. It will be held this Saturday at The Belmont in North York. Tickets are $25.00 in advance and $45.00 at the door.

There is more information about the DMX concert on the promoters website Loud Nation Wildlife

Tickets can no longer be purchased through that website. To purchase tickets call Larry Bently (717) 419-5548

You can also purchase tickets at The Belmont

36 West 11th Avenue, York Pennsylvania 17404 Phone: (717) 478-4133

1 Comment

  • Ted

    WELL IF U ASK ME DICK GREY HAS SOME SKELETONS IN HIS CLOSET AND TO SIT THERE AND SAY U DIDNT TELL THE MARRIOT NOT TO BRING HIM IS A LIE JUST LIKE THE PROMISES U TOLD UR PEOPLE IN LANCASTER CITY NOW IF THIS IS THE MAN U WONT TO BE OUR MAYOR NO I DONT WHEN IS IT TIME TO SAY ENOUGH IS ENOUGH ALL THE BAD THAT DICK GREY DID IN HIS PASS AND WE AS A COMMUNITY FORGAVE HIM HE HAD TO SAY AND CALL OUT DMX BAD UR RAP SHEAT IS BAD TO GREY PEOPLE JUST DONT NO THE REAL GREY BUT SOME OF US CAN LOOK PASS UR SUIT AND BOW TIE NOW WHY COULDNT U TELL THE MARRIOT ABOUT BRETT MICHEALS COMING HEAR PEOPLE NO WHAT HE IS ABOUT AND THE BAD HE DID BUT U DIDNT GET INVOLD THERE DID U NO ARE U SURE THAT IT WAS ABOUT DMX RAP SHEET OR JUST DMX BEING BLACK IT IS PASS THOSE DAYS DICK BEFORE U SPEAK ON SOMETHING MAKE SURE U GOT ALL UR FACTS RIGHT OR DID THE MARROIT TURN THERE BACK ON A BLACK MAN WHO MADE WRONG DECISIONS IN HIS LIFE JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE DONT PLAY GOD HE WILL JUDGE US ALL ONE DAY OPEN UR EYE LANCASTER IS THIS THE MAN U WONT TO BE UR MAYOR AGAIN THIS IS THE MAN WHO SAID HE DIDNT WONT MANHEIM TOWNSHIP TO HELP OUT THE CITY COPS AND WE ALL NO THEY NEED IT LETS OPEN OUR EYES MORE ITS RIGHT IN ALL OF OUR FACES JUST HAVE THE STRENGH TO SAY SOMETHING THAT IS UR RIGHT FREEDOM OF SPEECH THANKS LETS HEAR WHAT LANCASTER HAS TO SAY

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