Snoop Dogg announced the postponement of his upcoming Hollywood Bowl anniversary show in an act of solidarity with unions in the entertainment industry.
The June 27-28 shows were going to celebrate Snoop’s “Doggystyle,” his debut album that shaped the sound of West Coast hip-hop in the 90s, but the “Dogg Father” said those shows will now fall Oct. 20-21.
In a Friday Instagram post, Snoop wrote that the change was a show of support for the Writers Guild of America (WGA), who are currently on strike, as well as the Directors Guild of America (DGA) and Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA), both of whom are negotiating new contracts in the entertainment industry.
“Me and Dr. Dre, we stand in solidarity with the writers,” Snoop said in a video posted to Instagram.
Snoop added that he was hopeful that the unions and the entertainment companies “negotiate fair deals as soon as possible.”
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The WGA has been on strike since May 1, asking major film and TV production companies for assurances in a new contract.
While SAG-AFTRA has not opted for a strike, its members voted to authorize one if a contract is not reached by the expiration of their contracts on June 30.
The “Snoop Dogg and Friends” concert was scheduled to have Dr. Dre, who produced the Doggystyle album, join Snoop on stage, with conductor Eric Hodge and the ReCollective orchestra accompanying the legendary rappers.
The Hollywood Bowls said those who bought tickets for the original dates will have their passes honored for the new dates. Parking, shuttle or park and ride passes that were purchased for the original shows will also transfer to the new dates without further action from guests.
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