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Rock The Bells dates in Washington, D.C. and New Jersey scrapped - report

Sep 26, 2013 | 5:20pm EDT

Holograms of late hip-hop icons Ol' Dirty Bastard and Eazy-E have not been able to save touring rap festival Rock The Bells - event promoters have reportedly scrapped the remaining dates due to poor ticket sales. This weekend's (28-29Sep13) event at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. has been cancelled and reports suggest the planned festivities at New Jersey's Meadowlands Racetrack, scheduled for 4 and 5 October (13) have also been axed. According to, the festival bosses will take a $3 million (£2 million) loss. The touring festival kicked off earlier this month (Sep13) with two events in California featuring J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar and Kid Cudi. Headliners Wu-Tang Clan appeared with a virtual Ol' Dirty Bastard and a hologram of Eazy-E joined Bone Thugs-N-Harmony onstage.

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