Lopez, Hughley show in Amarillo canceled
By Chip Chandler — Digital Content Producer
A planned July 28 concert by a pair of comedy greats has been canceled.
Comedians George Lopez and D.L. Hughley were scheduled to perform together July 28 in the Amarillo Civic Center Auditorium, 401 S. Buchanan St.
But promoter AEG Live Events announced Tuesday that "due to a scheduling conflict" the show has been canceled.
Ticket refunds are available at the original point of purchase. Credit card purchasers will see their refund on their statement within 14 days.
Tickets went on sale in February.
"Sales were strong, and they still had 10 days to get there," said Sherman Bass, Civic Center general manager. "I looked back at (the last time Lopez performed here), and sales were really strong in that last 10 days."
The duo is still scheduled to perform the following night at the State Farm Arena in Hidalgo according to an arena official. The Hidalgo show is still listed on both Lopez's and Hughley's sites; Hughley's still shows the Amarillo date, but it has been removed from Lopez's.
Lopez broke out in 2000 when actress/producer Sandra Bullock helped him get a self-titled sitcom on ABC. The show lasted six seasons and remains popular in syndication and on Nick at Nite.
He followed that up with the 2009 late-night talk show Lopez Tonight on TBS. Lopez also is active in film work, most recently reprising his voiceover role as Rafael in Rio 2 and Grouchy Smurf in The Smurfs 2.
He has performed in Amarillo at least a half-dozen times since his initial sitcom success.
Hughley was the original host of the BET's ComicView, then wrote, produced and starred in the sitcom The Hughleys from 1998 to 2002. He's an original member of The Original Kings of Comedy and competed in Season 16 of Dancing with the Stars.
Civic Center officials announced last week that Christian band Newsboys will bring its Big Church Night Out tour to Amarillo on Oct. 6 in the Civic Center Coliseum.
The 50-date tour also will include Sidewalk Prophets, 7eventh Time Down, Derek Minor, Blanca, Adam Agee of Audio Adrenaline, illusionist Brock Gill, worship leader Jamison Strain and Jeremy Willet.
Tickets are $25 to $100, plus fees.