After complaints about Fargo concert, promoter cancels show with singer accused of sexual assault
"I hear you, respect you, and I’m deeply sorry," promoter Jade Nielsen wrote in a post on social media about the cancellation of Har Mar Superstar's show planned June 1 at The Hall at Fargo Brewing.
FARGO — Two days after announcing a Fargo show with Har Mar Superstar, who has been accused of sexual assault, Fargo-based event promoter Jade Presents canceled the show.
Jade Nielsen, president and founder of the company posted the cancellation on Facebook.
“I made a mistake booking the Har Mar show and wholeheartedly accept it. I hear you, respect you, and I’m deeply sorry. I don’t want to cause further pain for you or the community we love. I promise to do better as we progress. I'm sorry to my staff, partners, and all customers. I will work to make this right. As of today, this event is canceled. Your voice is always welcome and will be heard.”
The concert was announced Monday around noon and immediately drew complaints from those concerned about giving space to a man who in 2021 was accused of sexual assault by a number of women in Minneapolis.
After the allegations, the singer saw his shows get canceled and his star on the wall of First Avenue in Minneapolis get painted over. He was also kicked out of the ownership group of Harold's on Main in Moorhead.
A show in Mankato, Minnesota, also announced on Monday was canceled shortly after, "due to unforseen circumstances," according to the establishment's Facebook page.
The cancellation of the Fargo show, which had been scheduled for The Hall at Fargo Brewing, was posted late Wednesday afternoon and within an hour received over 300 likes and over 50 comments supporting the cancellation.
The concert listing was also removed from the Jade Presents website.
Reached by The Forum, Nielsen had no additional comment.