“Snoop Dogg backs writers’ strike: Postpones Hollywood Bowl shows”

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Snoop Dogg Postpones Hollywood Bowl Shows to Support Writers

Rapper Snoop Dogg has announced that his two scheduled Hollywood Bowl shows, set to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his album “Doggystyle”, have been postponed due to the ongoing Writers Guild of America strike. The shows, which were originally meant to take place on June 26-27, have been moved to October 20-21.

“Dr. Dre and I stand in solidarity with the writers, so what we’re going to do is push it back to October 20-21”, the rapper shared on Instagram. Alongside the announcement, Snoop and Dr. Dre also offered support to writers by sending a food truck to picketers outside Paramount Studios.

The Writers Guild of America has been on strike since May 2, arguing that median writers’ pay has declined amid the growth of streaming. The union has also raised concern over the rise in “mini-rooms”, which have less room and hinder writers’ ability to earn a living. Snoop has previously spoken out in support of writers at a conference, urging musicians to unite and push for a better share of the revenue generated by streaming platforms such as Spotify and Apple Music.

Previously purchased tickets for the Hollywood Bowl shows will be valid for the new October dates. For more ticket options, contact Public Services at information@laphil.org.

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