French DJ/producer Martin Solveig missed his opening slot at Madonna's show in Boston, Massachusetts this week (beg03Sep12) due to travel issues and was forced to call in a local friend to replace him just an hour before the gig.
The musician, who worked on the pop superstar's latest album Mdna, has been opening for the singer on her global tour of the same name, but he was left in a panic on Tuesday (04Sep12) when his flight from New York to Boston was cancelled.
Solveig phoned his friend, Boston-based DJ Joe Bermudez, an hour before the show was due to start and told him to pack his gear and get to the TD Banknorth Garden so he could fill the slot.
Bermudez tells the Boston Herald, "I answered the phone and he said, 'Joe. This is Martin Solveig. My flight got cancelled. Can you get to the Garden?' I just ran home, grabbed my music and my headphones and got over there. Luckily, I had been there before so I knew where to go. I ran backstage and got up there at 7:59. It was crazy. The sound was amazing. It was just a great night."
Solveig took to Twitter.com to apologise to Madonna and her fans for missing the show and he thanked Bermudez for stepping in at the last minute.
In a series of posts, he writes, "Wanna (sic) apologise to M and her fans. Couldn't make it to Boston due to flight delays then cancellation. You'll still enjoy the best show Mdna!!... Thank you Joe Bermudez for steppin (sic) in and opening Mdna show."