[UPDATE: MONSTER MASSIVE 2011 OFFICIALLY CANCELED] Armin Van Buuren Announces Monster Massive Date Is Canceled, Erick Morillo Is Out, Too
UPDATE: Oct. 14, 9:03 p.m.:
Monster Massive finally released its official cancellation announcement on Facebook and on its website:
Due to unforeseen circumstances, and with great disappointment, Go Ventures announces that this year's Monster Massive scheduled for October 29, 2011 has been cancelled.
We would like to thank all of our loyal supporters, affiliates and staff for their hard work, commitment and efforts in support of this much loved event. Go Ventures upholds the belief of Quality Music, Stellar Production and Lifetime Memories. Go Ventures would not put on an event that did not meet these high standards.
We want to assure our fans that Monster Massive will return in 2012 better than ever, with a First Class Line-up and State of the Art Production, consistent with what our fans expect from Go Ventures.
UPDATE: Oct. 14, 11:33 a.m.: Monster Massive 2011 is officially canceled. Flav.or.us, the official ticketing site of the event, has stopped selling tickets and posted the news "canceled" on their website. CLICK HERE TO LEARN HOW TO GET YOUR REFUND.
Original post, Oct. 14, 7:58 p.m.: Here's the final nail in the Monster Massive coffin: Armin Van Buuren finally posted on his site and on the Armin Only site that the Armin Only Mirage show isn't happening, saying, "The show has been canceled due to circumstances beyond our control."
The DJ says, "I am completely devastated by this cancellation. I've never cancelled an Armin Only show before, so I'm very upset to have to now." (Read the whole announcement after the jump.)Even after the not-entirely unexpected announcement, there's still no official word from Monster Massive's organizers, Go Ventures, other than the two-day-old status update on its Facebook page claiming the 14-year-old event " Calls made to Go Ventures' president and CEO, Reza Gerami, were not answered.
It's possible that only Armin Van Buuren is off the lineup; after all, last night, after a show in Hollywood, we saw a street teamer handing out fliers for Monster Massive 2011.
But without the "No. 1 DJ in the world," Monster Massive's Facebook site is blowing up with comments from angry ticketholders. Ella Fitz-j says, "With Armin Only canceled, I want my money back. You guys are ridiculous."
Erick Morillo also announced the cancellation on his site. Read his statement after the jump as well.
Read about all the drama from the beginning here--from the Facebook announcement wars with Oak Canyon Ranch's management to a tell-all exposé by a former employee.