ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A controversial political event scheduled to take place in Rochester this summer has been canceled.

On Monday, the owner of the Main Street Armory announced his decision to cancel the Reawaken America Tour, which was supposed to come to the venue Aug. 12-13.

Owner Scott Donaldson issued the following statement:

"I'd like to say that the Main Street Armory is an equal opportunity and non-political venue. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, etc.

"I believe everyone has the right to their own opinions and beliefs. 

"(In response) to the outpour(ing) of concern from our community, both good and bad, I have decided after careful thought to cancel The Reawaken America Tour that was scheduled in August 2022.  

"I have always appreciated the support from our city and I believe it is my turn to show my support back.

"I hope to see you all at future events here. 

"(Apart from the ones who have threatened myself and staff, you are not welcome)"

The tour has already made several stops across the country, both last year and this year.

The event poster for Rochester lists multiple speakers who are high-profile supporters of former President Donald Trump, including General Michael Flynn and Roger Stone, both of which were pardoned by Mr. Trump after being convicted of separate crimes. Flynn was convicted of lying about connections to a Russian diplomat, while Stone was convicted of obstructing a congressional investigation.

Other recognizable names listed as speakers at other stops on the tour include My Pillow creator Mike Lindell, InfoWars host Alex Jones, Trump attorney Sidney Powell and the former president's son Eric Trump.

The tour's stop in Rochester has been facing growing backlash locally. The band Japanese Breakfast canceled its appearance at the venue in protest of the event. Rochester-based band Joywave said it would not appear at the venue in the future if it allowed the Reawaken America Tour to go forward.

A blog entry on the tour's website from July 11 states that only 794 tickets had been sold for the event. The event poster advertises 3,000 tickets available total.

Spectrum News 1 has reached out to organizers of the tour and is awaiting a response.