Alerus Center posts that Jonas Brothers concert has been canceled

Feb. 9—GRAND FORKS — A Grand Forks rock concert that was postponed late last year has been canceled.

The Alerus Center posted on its Facebook account Friday afternoon that the Jonas Brothers concert will not be rescheduled. Originally planned to be held Nov. 17, it was postponed as that day neared.

As noted in the Alerus Center Facebook post on Friday, "tickets purchased through Ticketmaster will be automatically refunded over the next few days. If you purchased tickets from a third-party reseller such as StubHub or Vivid Seats, you will need to contact them for a refund. If you purchased tickets from the Transystems Box Office, please return your tickets to the Alerus Center for a refund."

On Nov. 14, just days before the band's planned appearance in Grand Forks,

it was announced the concert was being postponed

. Alerus Center General Manager Anna Rosburg told the Herald at the time that she could not provide particulars of the postponement due to contractual obligations.

The band's appearances in Winnipeg and St. Paul — Grand Forks was to be the location between those cities — were still set to go forward. A late addition to the band's schedule, however, may have been the culprit behind the change.

That week, the Jonas Brothers announced they would appear on ESPN College GameDay in Virginia on Nov. 18 — the morning after the band's planned concert in Grand Forks. It wasn't long after that appearance was announced that the band postponed the Grand Forks concert.

At the time, the Herald requested comment from the band's public relations firm and its label, but those requests were not returned.

Soon after the original postponement, fans took to social media to express their disappointment. Within a day, the Alerus Center's Facebook post that announced the postponement had seen nearly 1,000 comments and more than 480 shares by late afternoon Wednesday.

As the Herald reported at the time, "would-be concert-goers bemoaned spoiled birthday plans and nonrefundable hotel fees and criticized the band for skipping over the 'little people' in lieu of larger venues in bigger cities."

The same social media traffic was happening Friday afternoon. Within 45 minutes of making the announcement, the Facebook post generated more than 100 comments and 60 shares.

"I was very excited to see them and I'm very disappointed in their managing team for doing what they did," one commenter said.