Madonna Cancels Australian Tour

Becky Bain | July 18, 2012 10:05 am

Madonna was set to bring her MDNA tour to Australia — her first time touring the country in over 20 years — but the Aussie leg of the tour has been unceremoniously canceled. Perhaps even more infuriating for her fans Down Under is that the pop star’s camp has offered no reason for the cancellation. “Madonna’s tour will end in South America in December as planned,” a Live Nation spokesperson said. “That’s all we can say.”

Though no Australian tour dates had been announced yet, there are reports that venues in Sydney and Melbourne had been booked for the MDNA tour early next year. Though neither Live Nation nor Madonna have provided an explanation for the scrapped tour dates, several media outlets are reporting that it was due to a combination of high ticket prices and a crowded concert market.

After wrapping up her 2009 Sticky & Sweet tour, Madge’s manager Guy Oseary admitted that the performer really needed to make it down to Australia.  “Unfortunately, it didn’t work out for this tour,” he said. “She appreciates her Aussie fans coming to many of the shows…We are long overdue for a trip Down Under and apologize for that. It will happen.”

Don’t be too upset, Aussies. You’re only missing the tour promoting the most disappointing album of the year.

[Via BBC]