Singer Miley Cyrus has postponed her concert scheduled for Friday night at Qwest Center Omaha due to strep throat. The show is rescheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 13th.
Those who can not attend the October 13th show can get a full refund. Qwest officials say ticketholders should contact the ticketmaster outlet where they purchased the tickets.
Earlier this week in Salt Lake City, Cyrus had to interrupt the performance and go off stage for about 15 minutes. She later reported that she was being treated for a sore throat.
Around 3:30pm Thursday, Cyrus sent this message to fans on her Twitter account. “Dear Omaha, I am so sorry I can't perform for you tomorrow. This is the first show I have ever missed. I will see you on Oct. 13th =] “
Fans in the metro learned of the postponement Thursday afternoon. “It’s the day before, just now announced it, but you know she can't help it,” said Sandy Sidebottom.
Sarah Schmidt had plans to take her two girls to the concert Friday, but now she'll have to tell them the show is off and they'll have to wait another 11 days.
“It'll be sad, a lot of kids will be disappointed, but if she’s not feeling 100 percent and she can’t sing all that well, I’d rather have them postpone it.”
Will Sarah’s girls understand that? “Uh, no, so they will be a little upset it gets rescheduled, they'll have something else to look forward to.”
The extra time will also give parents a chance to understand Miley's paperless tickets. A ticket won’t get you into this show, you actually need proof that you purchased your tickets with a credit card.
Don’t worry if you put out the money to buy the tickets, that doesn’t mean you have to go to the arena. You can drop your kids off and send them into the concert, but if you do that you're going to have to trust them with your credit card.
“You need to have the credit card that purchased the tickets, if you have a conformation number as well that was printed out that's great and you need photo ID, a copy of that ID is good, they're just trying to make sure that nobody is scalping,” said the Qwest Center’s Doug Parrott.
Qwest Center officials say the paperless ticket system has worked well in the past. They do suggest fans get to the arena early.
Sarah understands the paperless ticket system and she doesn’t anticipate any problems on the 13th. Sarah plans on keeping her credit card in her hands and going to the arena with her daughters.