Producers of the “Soul and Heart” Canada tour, featuring Patti Austin and Ian Veneracion, hurriedly put up notices on the doors of Vogue Theatre in Vancouver, after the Grammy winner pulled out of her performance.
They said Austin was unhappy with most of the arrangements, but they still could not believe that she would just up and leave on the day of the show.
Fans lining up outside the theater didn’t seem to mind, especially those wanting to see their idol, Ian Veneracion, who invited fans onstage while having an easy rapport with the crowd.
Veneracion sang a medley of songs that brought back memories of his schoolbus-riding days, including a song that he dedicated to Patti Austin.
Though he admitted that singing is a fairly new challenge to him, fans thought otherwise and said they loved Ian’s performance.