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3 Different Venues Have Cancelled John Hinckley Jr. Concerts

3 Different Venues Have Cancelled John Hinckley Jr. Concerts

On March 30th of 1981, John Hinckley Jr. attempted to assassinate Ronald Reagan. The then 25-year-old was found not guilty by reason of insanity. He was institutionalized and for 40-plus years, no one heard from Hinckley again.

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During his time in treatment, Hinckley began to play the guitar and write songs. In 2016, it was ruled that the would-be assassin could be released as long as he followed a number of conditions. He was formally released from psychiatric treatment in September of 2016.

Amazingly, multiple music venues had booked Hinckley Jr. to perform his songs. Tickets sold well, but now, multiple venues have cancelled.

According to the Daily Beast, “Hinckley, who is no longer confined to a 75-mile radius around his home, is also extremely disappointed that a concert tour he had booked for the summer, with sold-out dates in Chicago, Brooklyn, and Hamden, Connecticut, was canceled.”

Hinckley responded:

“I’ve had three shows canceled. I had a show set up in Chicago, where we were selling tickets, everything was going fine. And then they canceled that show. And then I had a show in Connecticut set up, where they were selling tickets. And that show got canceled. So this Brooklyn cancellation is my third cancellation… I’m just assuming it’s something like, local backlash or something like that. They didn’t really send me an official reason.”

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