CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A scheduled stop in the Mountain State for Dr. Jordan B. Peterson’s We Who Wrestle with God lecture series has been postponed.
Presented by Live Nation and scheduled to take place at Charleston’s Municipal Auditorium located at 244 Virginia St. E., the show was intended for inclusion as part of Peterson’s ongoing U.S. tour which began this month and will continue into the summer.
No reason has been given for the change, but it was noted that the show was not cancelled, but merely postponed.
Also worth noting is the recent temporary closure of the Municipal Auditorium due to critical electrical and structural issues that require immediate attention due to life safety concerns.
“For quite some time, we have been concerned about the condition of the Municipal Auditorium. At the end of last year, we engaged a firm to assess and evaluate the condition of the Art Deco-style building that opened in 1939,” said Charleston Mayor, Amy Shuler Goodwin.
“Given the age of the building (approx. 85 years), we anticipated we’d find issues. We were notified of critical electrical and structural issues that require immediate attention due to life and safety concerns and, based on the assessments provided by professional engineers and the utility company, were instructed to shut down the Municipal Auditorium — resulting in the cancellation of events at the venue this week.
The Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center team is working with promoters regarding events scheduled at the venue. Any notifications regarding changes to currently scheduled events will be communicated directly to ticketholders.”
No rescheduled date has been provided at the time of writing, but it has been indicated that tickets purchased for the event will be honored in spite of the change.