Janelle Monae and Kimbra’s Golden Electric Tour is over. The remaining dates on the tour were cancelled via an announcement from Live Nation, citing Monae’s illness as the reason for the cancellation. The singer became ill upon her arrival in Australia and was rendered unable to perform.
The ‘Electric Lady’ R&B artist is under strict medical supervision in Melbourne, Australia, and has been told by doctors that performing is out of the question. This left Live Nation with no choice but to cancel the remainder of the stops on the Australia and New Zealand legs of the tour.
Janelle is apparently devastated over the notion of disappointing her fans and she vows she will be up and running as soon as doctors deem her able to do so.
“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 from Live Nation Australasia reads.
It is uncertain exactly what has stricken Monae or whether or not doctors have diagnosed the illness. It has been described in some reports as as “mystery illness.”
Janelle Monae has yet to make an official statement regarding the tour’s cancellation, however Kimbra has posted a few blurbs online, including the following tweet.
So disappointed that we can't continue the #goldenelectrictour – we wish @JanelleMonae the speediest of recoveries. We will be back. X
— Kimbra (@kimbramusic) May 20, 2014
She also shared the following photo on Instagram, with the caption, “Glad we still got to get electric with you guys for one night at the Forum in Melbourne! We were just getting started oh shieeeeeeet!”
Fans from all over the world are certainly keeping Janelle Monae in their prayers and awaiting word on what exactly this mysterious illness is. Live Nation is refunding all ticket holders for the cancelled concerts in Australia and New Zealand. She is scheduled to perform during a solo tour in the U.S. beginning on May 31st. No word has been released yet as to whether her illness will have an impact on the U.S. tour.
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