Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg cancel 30th-anniversary concert for WGA

(Radio personality Big Boy (second from left) and Death Row Records COO Michael “Harry-O” Harris (fourth from left) on the Paramount picket lines. Courtesy WGA)

The WGA strike has impacted a major concert event of the summer. As an act of solidarity with striking WGA writers, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre and the team at Death Row Records announced the concert’s rescheduling during a Friday afternoon picket at Paramount Studios.

Snoop made the announcement on his Instagram:


“Sometimes people are more important than business, and this is one of those times,” said Michael “Harry-O” Harris, the COO of Death Row Records. “We didn’t feel it would be right for us to celebrate a great 30-year anniversary knowing that people are suffering out here and fighting for their rights.”

Fans holding tickets to Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre’s concert celebrating the 30th anniversary release of the album Doggystyle later this month at Hollywood Bowl will have to wait until October 20 and 21.

While neither Dr. Dre nor Snoop Dogg were present at Paramount during the announcement, they sent food trucks from the Yeastie Boys and Wings ‘N Waffles to Paramount Friday as part of their “Pause for a Cause” action. Actor and radio personality Big Boy, who was also scheduled to be part of the concert, joined Harris at Paramount to announce the postponement, to walk the picket lines, and to thank the writers for their perseverance.

“I’m a Hollywood kid. If I’m not in Hollywood, I’m watching what’s going on,” said Big Boy. “I’ve passed by and blown my horn so many times, but it was time to come out and hit the turf as well.”

“To the writers I would say talent outweighs a lot,” Big Boy continued. “Continue to fight. We’re listening. We’re paying attention. Stand your ground and we’ll get it.”

The WGA Strike has entered its fifth week.

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