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Why Don’t We to miss Tampa’s Jingle Ball due to travel issues

It’s the second cancellation in four days for the festival, which takes place Sunday at Amalie Arena.
Why Don't We have had to cancel their appearance at the 93.3-FLZ Jingle Ball on Sunday, Dec. 1 at Amalie Arena in Tampa due to travel issues. [Jeff Forney]
Why Don't We have had to cancel their appearance at the 93.3-FLZ Jingle Ball on Sunday, Dec. 1 at Amalie Arena in Tampa due to travel issues. [Jeff Forney]
Published Dec. 1

This just isn’t the Jingle Ball’s year.

Three days after rapper French Montana bowed out of Sunday’s 93.3-FLZ Jingle Ball in Tampa due to illness, boy band Why Don’t We has canceled their appearance due to travel issues.

The popular group was scheduled to make an ambitious trip from New Zealand to Tampa in order to perform at the ball, but there was a mechanical issue with their plane, they said in an Instagram video, and would not be able to take off in time to make the show.

RELATED: French Montana drops off Tampa’s Jingle Ball due to illness

If you’re counting at home, that’s two of the Jingle Ball’s seven planned main stage performers who have had to bow out, leaving only Sam Smith, Lizzo, Normani, AJ Mitchell and Max. To help pad out the evening, 93.3-FLZ has invited singer Spencer Sutherland, who is part of a free pre-show outside Amalie Arena on Sunday afternoon, to open the show indoors on the big stage.

The Jingle Ball is still slated for 7 p.m. Sunday at Amalie Arena. Click here for details.

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