UPDATE: Insomniac has released a statement clarifying what exactly is going on. You can check it out at the end of this article.
Though it’s less than a week away now, Insomniac have gone ahead and cancelled Boo!, their NYC Halloween event that was set to be held at the Barclay’s Center in NYC. No reason was given for the cancellation, but those with tickets don’t need to worry, as all artists that were scheduled to play will now be appearing at RPM’s Pier of Fear. Essentially, the two events are combining into one, which is actually a pretty good idea.
It should be noted that this will only be for the first night of Pier of Fear, which takes place on October 31st. The second part, on November 1st, is still its own event and those with tickets to Boo! will not be able to attend unless they specifically buy tickets for that night.
That being said, here’s the new line-up for October 31st. Check it out below and let us know if you’ll be attending Pier of Fear/Boo! this year.
Milo & Otis
We’d like to take a minute to sincerely apologize to all of our East Coast fans that have been negatively impacted by the venue change for our BOO! Halloween Massive. Our intentions were to build a better experience for our attendees by moving to an all-GA venue, but because we did not properly communicate the discrepancy regarding ticket pricing, our efforts created complications and confusion.
First and foremost, BOO! is not cancelled, but has been relocated to Pier 94 and merged with Pier of Fear. We encourage you to send further inquiries to [email protected], but here are answers to some of your most-asked questions:
Refunds – While BOO!/Pier of Fear is an 18+ GA event, a number of different seating options and ticket prices were offered for BOO! at Barclays Center. Because those options do not apply at Pier 94, we will be offering partial refunds for everyone who paid more than $50 for their ticket, not including service fees. We feel this amount is in line with current and pre-sale Pier of Fear ticket prices. That means if you paid $79.50 for your BOO! ticket, you are entitled to a refund of $29.50. If you paid $69.50, your refund would be $19.50. If you qualify for this refund, there is no action needed on your part to obtain it, and you should be receiving an email after the event stating your refunded amount.
Although these refunds will be processed early next week, please allow 7-10 days for the funds to hit your account.
If you’re not interested in coming to BOO!/Pier of Fear and would like a full refund for your BOO! ticket, please contact Ticketmaster at [email protected]. Full refunds will be processed in advance of the event.
Remember: If you would still like to attend BOO!/Pier of Fear, you will need your original ticket to gain entry.
Set Times – To accommodate all the artists and allow for hour-long sets, we’ve extended the hours for BOO!/Pier of Fear to 8pm – 4:30am. Set times will be announced Thursday, October 30.
Capacity – We can’t promise this event won’t be any more crowded than a sold-out show at this particular venue, but we can guarantee that it will not be oversold, and we’ve taken steps to closely monitor the number of tickets we’ve made available.
We know how important Halloween is for our fans, and we’re truly sorry for our lack of clear and concise communication. We want this to be a very special night for everyone, and we’re going to do our best to deliver a safe and incredible show.