Pharrell Williams Gig In The UK Revealed To Be A Scam


(AllHipHop News) Pharrell Williams’ Scottish fans were fooled into buying tickets for a show in Glasgow that wasn’t organized by the musician.

It was reported on June 1 that the “Happy” star would be headlining a one-off show at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow on 19 July while he is in the U.K. to support Stevie Wonder.

On Wednesday night officials from the SSE Hydro announced that the show had been axed.

However, a U.K. spokesperson for the singer revealed the concert was never organized by official representatives for Pharrell in the first place and his team were completely unaware of the show.

“Any attempt to put on a Pharrell show at The SSE Hydro was done so without the knowledge of Pharrell, his manager or his agent,” a statement reads.”Whoever approached the venue did so in a completely unofficial capacity.‎”

Ticketmaster staff are in the process of contacting ticketholders to organize refunds.

Pharrell hasn’t commented on the alleged scam as he’s been busy working with country group Little Big Town as they gear up to release their album Wanderlust, which he helped write and produce.

He joined the band onstage at the famed country venue the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee on Tuesday to perform their song “C’mon,” and teamed up with them once again at the CMT Music Awards in the city on Wednesday to play percussion and contribute vocals to another song, “One Dance.”

Pharrell told ETOnline that he scored Justin Timberlake as a vocal guest on “C’mon” by accident, saying, “We were in the same studio at the same time so we had Justin in one room, Little Big Town in another room. Quite naturally, people are going to visit each other and Justin ended up singing on one of the songs. He sang background on ‘C’mon.’”

Pharrell will be supporting Stevie Wonder at the British Summer Time Festival in London’s Hyde Park on 10 July.