John Legend Postpones Tour; MGM Grand Concert Canceled

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John Legend is canceling the rest of his tour concerts for 2012 to finish his new album. He plans to pick up the tour with rescheduled dates in 2013. (Brian Baer / October 2, 2012)

John Legend’s tour this Fall has been postponed, including a stop at MGM Grand at Foxwoods slated for Friday, Oct 26.

According to a popup message on the artist’s site, the tour will be rescheduled for 2013 while Legend works to finish his new album, “Love in the Future.”

“We announced the dates before we’d finished the album because we were sure we’d finish the album in time. But, unfortunately, while the creative process has been exciting and I’m pretty certain we’re going to deliver the best album of my career so far, the timing hasn’t adhered to the schedule I originally envisioned.”

Legend’s message continues, saying he wouldn’t resort to such a drastic measure if it wasn’t worth the wait.  “I don’t like letting my fans down, and I sincerely regret disappointing the thousands of you who have already spent your hard-earned money and gotten excited to see the show.”

A date slated for the night after the Foxwoods performance, Oct 27, in Atlantic City, will go on as planned. No new date for the MGM Grand at Foxwoods concert has been announced.

Legend’s statement says ticket holders can get refunds on their tickets, presumably at the point of purchase.

Below is the full statement:

Hey beautiful people,

I’m writing with a change of plans to share with you. As you all know, I’ve been working on my new album, Love in the Future, with Kanye and the rest of my creative team for a while now. I planned to release the album this Fall and go on tour to perform new songs from the album. We announced the dates before we’d finished the album because we were sure we’d finish the album in time. But, unfortunately, while the creative process has been exciting and I’m pretty certain we’re going to deliver the best album of my career so far, the timing hasn’t adhered to the schedule I originally envisioned. In other words, we’re not done with the album. And my team and I have made the agonizing decision to put off the tour until 2013* when we know we will have the new music done and will be ready to fully unveil the creative vision through the album and the live experience.

I’ve never postponed a tour or done anything like this before. I’ve only missed a show due to illness a couple times in my eight-year career. I don’t like letting my fans down, and I sincerely regret disappointing the thousands of you who have already spent your hard-earned money and gotten excited to see the show. Please know that we will try our best to make the music and the 2013 tour well worth the wait. In the meantime, ticket holders can get a refund on your ticket purchases now.

Thanks for your patience. I sincerely apologize if I’ve let any of you down. I’m going to get back to work and make sure we make this album the “best you’ve ever had.”

Sincerely,

John

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “John Legend Postpones Tour; MGM Grand Concert Canceled

  1. TERESA FRIPP

    I am so disappointed about this concert as it was my anniversary gift from my husband. We have not been able to do anything special for our anniversary for various reasons and this the was the first time that we thought we could really celebrate. Completely bummed!!

  2. Sam Dew

    Wow! What else can go wrong! I so looking forward to taking my wife to see you John. We have a teenage son and our life is only him so we have no time together we see each other maybe a few mins in the am we both work full times jobs (thank God)I work nights she work days so this was I one time in ten years we could really come together. Wow John how could you diss my lady like this. Well I guess I have to Step up and give her a concert staring ME! Wow John wow!

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