Janet Jackson has announced that she is abandoning her Australian tour and will leave Australia for ‘the next several days’ to be with her family during the Michael Jackson manslaughter trial involving Doctor Conrad Murray. The Dainty group, who are promoting the tour, have issued a statement :
After private discussions with her family regarding her late brother Michael Jackson, it became necessary for Miss Jackson to leave Australia for the next several days.
The concerts scheduled in Melbourne for this week on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday are now planned to take place in a special configuration at Rod Laver Arena for one night only on November 3rd. Tickets for all of the Melbourne shows will be honoured at the Nov. 3 concert.
Janet’s concerts on the Gold Coast and in Sydney are unaffected.
Janet Jackson has issued a statement to her Melbourne fans:
I want to thank my fans in Australia for their love, support and understanding. When I planned these shows, the schedule in California was completely different. After talking with my family last night, I decided we must be together right now. I’m looking forward to being with you for the Gold Coast, Sydney, and the Melbourne concerts. You are all so important to me. This saddens me in so many ways. I love you,” said Janet Jackson in this exclusive statement.
All ticket holders from all three Melbourne performances will be contacted with their re-allocated seating shortly.
Update: Tickets will be refunded
Ticket holders can transfer their tickets for the new concert date at Rod Laver Arena, where they will be allocated a similar seat in their price category.
For customers who want a refund, this is now immediately available at point-of-sale. For Arts Centre ticket purchases, please contact theartscentre.com.au or 1300 182 183. For tickets purchased via Ticketmaster purchases, please go to ticketmaster.com.au or call 136 100. If you bought your tickets at a Ticketmaster outlet, please take your tickets back to the same outlet.
Ticketek will be contacting all patrons this week with regards to their seating allocations for the Rod Laver Arena show on Thursday 3rd November.
New seating via EZY Tickets will be sent via email from Monday 31 October.
If you haven’t heard from Ticketek by TUESDAY 1 NOVEMBER 2011, please contact them on 03 9286 1208.