Janet Jackson cancels tour dates due to poor ticket sales
Three weeks before Janet Jackson was set to hit London on her worldwide Unbreakable tour, her camp sent out an email cancelling a series of European concerts on the tour.
“It is not possible to confirm new date at the present time so we are refunding all ticket holders,” the e-mail said.
While the reason for the cancellation was not given, an insider told Page Six that poor ticket sales were to blame.
“She was about to flop, badly. When an artist cancels an entire leg or postpones pieces of the tour, the real reason is because they’re not selling,” the source said, adding, “It’s better to cancel than play a room that’s half-filled, especially if you’re Janet Jackson.”
However, a source at Jackson’s tour production said that sales were “decent.” “We were a month out and still very positive about the shows, but it didn’t make any sense to keep all the dates. She’s very ambitious right now. And when you’re that ambitious, there becomes conflict,” the source said, later adding, “She has other businesses — some music, some brand-related. Janet has a complicated life. Her schedule was getting crazy, so we decided to pull this thing down . . . It may be moved to a later date.”