Janelle Monáe’s first Australian and New Zealand tour has been officially cancelled after the US soul singer postponed her Sydney and Melbourne show due to illness.
Promoter Live Nation have now said, “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”.
Janelle Monáe was to start her Australian tour in Melbourne last Saturday. Her performance was postponed minutes before she was due to appear on stage at The Forum Theatre just after Kimbra had performed.
Janelle Monáe and Kimbra remaining tour dates
May 22, Brisbane, The Tivoli
May 24, Auckland, Vector Arena
May 26, Melbourne, The Plenary
Full statement from Live Nation
WEDNESDAY MAY 21, 2014 – It is with great regret that Live Nation announce that the remaining dates for
Janelle Monáe and Kimbra’s Golden Electric Tour have been cancelled, due to Janelle Monáe’s continuing
Ms Monáe became ill after arriving in Australia, rendering her unable to perform at the opening night of The
Golden Electric Tour in Melbourne at The Forum last Saturday May 17 and causing the postponement of the
Sydney Opera House show scheduled for Monday night.
Ms Monáe has remained in Melbourne under medical supervision but has now been advised that she should
not attempt to perform at this time, leaving no alternative other than to cancel all remaining show dates
scheduled for the Australian and New Zealand tour.
Ms Monáe is devastated at not being able to perform for her fans and has vowed to return to our shores in
the not-too-distant future.
Ticket holders will be contacted by the relevant ticketing outlet to advise of the process for obtaining a refund.
Live Nation wish Janelle Monáe a full and speedy recovery.
Janelle Monáe, Kimbra and Live Nation apologize for the disappointment to fans and ticketholders.
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