Oh no! Beyoncé just started her ‘Formation World Tour’ on Apr. 27 and already she’s abruptly cancelled an upcoming tour stop! What’s even more shocking is that it might have been over poor ticket sales.
Whoa! It’s totally unlike Beyoncé, 34, to just up and cancel a tour stop, but she’s letting down her Nashville Beyhive by pulling the plug on her Nissan Stadium gig in Music City that was scheduled for May 5. While she’s still hitting cities just before and after that date, the question is lingering that she postponed the show because unlike in other places, this event didn’t sell out!
Beyoncé’s camp failed to give a reason as to why on less than one week’s notice, she up and postponed her scheduled stop in Nashville. There had been some chatter when the sudden announcement was made Apr. 29 that the venue may not have been ready as there was some renovation work going on. But that excuse was soon squashed when the home to the Tennessee Titans tweeted out that “Nissan Stadium was ready and able to host the May 5 Beyoncé show, and we look forward to the rescheduled event.” Well there goes that reason! To hear more about Beyonce and Jay Z, head over to iTunes and download the latest HollywoodLife podcast for free!
Their publicist, Jimmy Stanton also reiterated that the stadium wasn’t an issue. “Nissan Stadium was ready and able to host the May 5 Beyoncé show, and we look forward to the rescheduled event,” he told HollywoodLife.com.
Speculation has been rife that she may have decided to postpone her Nashville stop because unlike most other cities, her show there hadn’t sold out. Those who did have tickets were advised by her tour promoter Live Nation that, “Details about the rescheduled date will be announced shortly and Nashville tickets holders are advised to retain their tickets which will be honored at the rescheduled event.”
While she may be saying “See y’all” to Nashville, Bey is still continuing with the surrounding dates, playing the Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, NC May 3 and NRG Stadium in Houston, TX May 8. Time will tell whether she makes it back to play in Music City, where she played the Bridgestone arena in 2013 during the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour.
HollywoodLifers, do you think Beyoncé will end up making good on her Nashville cancellation? Do you think it was unprofessional for her to give no reason behind the cancellation?