Insomniac Cancels Crush in SoCal, San Francisco, and Arizona

Crush SoCal 2018
Photo Credit: Bennett Sell-Kline for Insomniac Events

Valentine’s Day festivities have taken a hit this year as the editions of Crush in SoCal, San Francisco, and Arizona have been canceled.

For years, lovebirds in the rave scene have gathered to dance the night away with each other at editions of Crush. This Valentine’s Day-themed affair captivated the hearts of ravers in Southern California, Arizona, and San Francisco over the past few years with dynamic lineups. While the edition in San Francisco made its return this past summer, Insomniac dropped the news in December that all three editions would return to their regular dates in February this year.

Today, those plans have been dashed as word began to surface on social media of all three events getting canceled. GDE initially reported that emails were sent out to those who purchased tickets to the edition in SoCal, while others who planned to attend the show in Arizona chimed in with their own emails as well. All ticketing pages for Crush SoCal, San Francisco, and Arizona reflect the show’s cancelation – no tickets are available to purchase or the event has been marked as canceled.

From the email that was sent out, those who had purchased passes should receive a refund that will be automatically made to the card they used in the transaction. Refunds from Front Gate will reportedly take 7-10 business days, while SeeTickets stated in their email that refunds will be processed in 5-7 business days.

Editions of Crush in SoCal, San Francisco, and Arizona were set to feature artists like Audien, KSHMR, Deorro, Valentino Khan, Boombox Cartel, Wax Motif, and more. No official statements from Insomniac or Relentless Beats on social media or their websites have surfaced as of publishing.

Stay tuned for further updates on festival cancelations and postponements as we dive deeper into 2022.

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      • Not everywhere in SF requires a booster shot. It’s up to the business, not the law & Bill Graham Theater specifically doesn’t require a booster. San Bernardino has the same requirements for events. Arizona doesn’t even have mask requirements so you would think if that was the issue they would still keep that state on the books regardless it’s a bummer. Maybe ticket sales in general are down. Super bowl might be a big influence especially with it being in CA but idk because you would think it would bring more tourists to the state??

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