Unfortunately for fans looking forward to the upcoming Port Chuck concerts, the planned tour has been cancelled and GENERAL HOSPITAL stars Bradford Anderson (Spinelli) and Steve Burton (Jason) took to Facebook to explain why. The original plans were to do a “Tour for the Cure” in support of the Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation with dates in Cincinnati, Nashville, Dallas, San Antonio, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Sacramento, and Irvine, CA. But the group ran into a snag with the computer containing all the song files they had recorded.
“We finally found the computer, and Scott [Reeves, ex-Steven] tried to get the tracks off the hard drive,” explained Burton in a video they recorded. “because the computer was no longer working. And that didn’t work. He took it to a computer expert, which took a couple days to figure out if they could recover the files. And it turns out all the tracks were completely corrupted. So 20-plus tracks were completely corrupted.”
Anderson joked that even Spinelli wouldn’t have been able to salvage the computer files, but then turned serious as the duo admitted that they also considered re-recording all the tracks but it proved impossible. “That being said, 20-plus tracks was gonna be almost impossible to get recorded, mastered, and done over the holidays in time to put together a kick-ass show that we couldn’t have done it in time anyway,” Burton revealed.
The original plan had been for Burton to act as DJ and spin the instrumental tracks for the others to sing over. Without those song files, the next option would have been to coordinate an actual band, but that proved impossible to coordinate in time for the tour dates already scheduled. “We didn’t want to throw something together the last week and just hope for the best,” Anderson admitted. “We wanted to make sure that we’re giving a good product. Something we can be proud of and you guys could enjoy.”
Burton assured fans that they would all be refunded their money for the tickets, and promised they were still trying to get Port Chuck on tour again, but couldn’t announce anything at this time because they were still coordinating everyone’s schedules. Check out their video below for their full explanation, and for more GH news, keep reading the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth magazine.
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