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Aoki’s new El Paso show is March 15; Buchanan’s venue officials explain what happened Feb. 16

Steve Aoki is returning to El Paso after his performance last month was postponed the night of the event due to a water leak.

Aoki’s new show will be March 15 at Buchanan’s with tickets from the Feb. 16 show being honored for the new show. Doors will open at 9 p.m.

To swap your ticket in advance for the new event, please visit: Happy House in El Paso located at 8401 Gateway Boulevard West (inside Cielo Vista Mall across from Jc Penny on the 1st floor). (915) 778-1769.

A will call with names of previous ticket buyers will also be available at the door.

If you lost your ticket, email

The Feb. 16 show at Buchanan’s was cancelled after opening acts had performed due to what was described by Aoki and promoters as a sewage leak.

Buchanan’s released the following statement on its Facebook page on March 9 about what happened on Feb. 16:

To the patrons of Buchanan’s

This letter is to clarify all the misconceptions that are in the media surrounding our venue. We sincerely apologize for all the inconvenience that you have experienced. Being the leaders in bringing innovative entertainment to the Sun City, we also take pride in providing a safe and fun experience to our community.

We would like to respond to all the coverage that have been made about the February 16th event. Due to unfortunate circumstances, theflooding was caused by a clogged sewage line that is located externally on the outside of the building. Once notified, we responded promptly and the issue was fixed immediately. However, after rectifying and clearing the situation, we were not allowed to proceed with the concert and were told cancel the event.

Although our intentions were to continue, it was out of hands and we had to follow the regulations that were pressed upon us by local authorities. We would also like to apologize for the manner in which the evacuation was handled. It was appalling to know that there was no protocol, no explanation and no direction in which our patrons were approached. In situations such as this, it is hard to control the many local authorities that were at play that night.

Although, the blame was shifted to Buchanan’s and we have been perceived as the bad guys on social media, we would like to take this time to come clean and explain that the personnel of Buchanan’s did everything in its power to move forward that evening. We are indebted to everyone who has come to support us and we would like to thank every single person for your cooperation. We understand things could have gotten much worse and we cannot express how thankful we are at your comprehension.

As of February 20th, we have been given the green light to continue with the operations of our venue. We will continue to work hard, alongside with our promoters, to continue to bring the best entertainment in the southwest. Thank you so much, we look forward to seeing you in the upcoming events.

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