Janelle Monáe Sick, Australiasia Tour CancelledBy: Pam Wright - May 20, 2014
Janelle Monáe has cancelled her Australasian tour due to an undisclosed illness.
The R&B artist pulled out of Saturday’s concert in Melbourne and another on Monday in Sydney because of the mysterious illness.
The tour promoter, Live Nation Australasia, announced Tuesday the cancellation of the entire tour in Australia and New Zealand.
“Due to Janelle Monáe’s continuing illness it has been confirmed that the remainder of The Golden Electric Tour has been cancelled and there will be no rescheduled performances,” the brief statement reads.
Concerts were scheduled for Brisbane on Thursday; Auckland, New Zealand on Saturday; and back to Melbourne next Monday.
According to the promoters, a complete statement will be issued by Live Nation Australasia on Wednesday.
Marcus Teague, editor of the Australian entertainment Website the Vine, was at the Melbourne concert and tweeted information pertaining to Monáe’s illness and tour announcements.
Wow. Janelle Monae a no show in Melbourne. Gear on stage, band came out 30 mins after Kimbra to announce she's ill and won't be appearing.
— Marcus Teague (@MarcusTheVine) May 17, 2014
Crap. "Due to Janelle Monáe’s continuing illness" her tour with Kimbra's been cancelled, w/ no rescheduling. Statement/details tomorrow.
— Marcus Teague (@MarcusTheVine) May 20, 2014
New Zealand artist Kimbra was to open the shows for the American singer.
— Kimbra (@kimbramusic) May 20, 2014
Monáe apparently fell ill just before she was due on stage at Melbourne’s The Forum.
— Bhakthi (@bhakthi) May 17, 2014
Monae’s tour is scheduled to return to the U.S. for a string of dates starting May 31 at the Roots Picnic in Philadelphia.
It is unclear at this time whether her U.S. shows will be affected.
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