Also news on R. Kelly, Wes Borland and Bruce Springsteen
Janet Jackson tour off until 2017
Janet Jackson’s tour has officially been postponed until next year. The singer took to social media earlier this week to announce the second leg of her “Unbreakable” tour was being delayed because she was on doctor’s orders to “rest up” because she was planning to start a family with her husband, Wissam Al Mana. On Friday, promoters confirmed the postponement, saying the tour was off until 2017. “New dates will be announced at a later time and tickets will be honored for the rescheduled dates,” promoters said in a statement. Refunds are also available at the point of purchase. Jackson’s tour was scheduled to hit The Palace of Auburn Hills on July 23. That date was rescheduled from an earlier Feb. 5 concert, which she postponed after undergoing an unspecified surgical procedure.
Borland helping cat rescue efforts
Limp Bizkit rocker and Detroit transplant Wes Borland is auctioning off several Limp Bizkit sales plaques on eBay, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting cat rescues in the Detroit area. Borland’s sale of the memorabilia is part of his “spring cleaning,” he wrote on Instagram, and is in no way a reflection on his attitude toward Limp Bizkit. “I don’t like gold records,” he wrote. “I think they look tacky and I don’t need them to remind me of what I’ve done ... this is the equivalent of selling bad haircuts that you had when you were in high school.” As of Friday, the auctions — which close Monday afternoon — range in price from $14.50 to $440. For information, search eBay for Borland’s username, florinshordo.
R. Kelly shuffles concert
R. Kelly has postponed his upcoming “Buffet Tour” date at Joe Louis Arena. The R&B superstar was poised to perform at the Red Wings’ home on April 22, but has rescheduled the concert until June 24, venue officials announced Friday. In a statement, Kelly reps said the postponement would allow the concert to unfold “as envisioned with the complete production and staging.” Tickets will be honored at the newly announced date, and refunds are available at the point of purchase.
Bruce Springsteen canceled his Sunday concert in North Carolina over the state’s controversial “bathroom law.” “Some things are more important than a rock show and this fight against prejudice and bigotry — which is happening as I write — is one of them,” Springsteen said in a statement.
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