Snoop Dogg announces postponing his 30th anniversary ‘Doggystyle’ shows with Dr. Dre at the Hollywood Bowl shows in solidarity with the WGA writers’ strike.
Snoop Dogg postponed plans to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his legendary album Doggystyle with two concerts at the Hollywood Bowl now rescheduled in solidarity with the WGA strike. The rapper announced on social media that the June 27 and 28 shows have been moved to October.
“Doggystyle 30th-anniversary postponement,” wrote Snoop. “Due to the ongoing WGA strike and the DGA and SAG/AFTRA negotiations, we have decided to postpone the shows scheduled for June 27 and June 28 at the Hollywood Bowl.”
“We stand in solidarity with the unions and are hopeful that the AMPTP will negotiate fair deals as soon as possible, and everybody can get back to work. New dates are now October 20 and 21, 2023.”
In the accompanying video, Snoop reiterates his point, telling fans, “We gotta move that date! Me and Dr. Dre, we stand in solidarity with the writers, so what we’re gonna do, we gonna push it back to October 20 and 21.”
The performances will see Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre team up with conductor Derrick Hodge and the ReCollective Orchestra to perform new renditions of Doggystyle tracks. Additionally, Snoop and Dre plan to release a new album, Missionary, later this year.
Tickets previously purchased for the June shows will be honored for the rescheduled October dates.
The Writers Guild of America (WGA) voted in March to go on strike if an agreement was not reached by the time the contract expired on May 1, resulting in the largest walkout of its kind in 15 years. Writers immediately hit the picket lines on May 2.
As a result of contract disagreements between the WGA and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), members of the WGA are demanding increased job security for writers, a limit on the use of AI in screenwriting, a larger share of streaming residuals, among other points.