Should you be told that a venue will close a show early?
Ticketmaster handled tickets for Joanna Newsom's concert on March 13 at the Phoenix in Toronto. It was billed as an early show, doors open at 6:00pm -- no other qualifiers noted. The opening band played a modest set, then there was a prolonged set-up for Newsom's band. She got to the stage late, around 8:00pm, and after playing for around an hour she announced to the crowd that the venue had told her that she could not play past 9:00 pm, because they double book the club for a dance and drink event at 10:00.
NICE. So she finished her song and left, no time for an encore -- and they herded us to the doors.