Janet Jackson Changes Australian Concert Dates And Returns To America
24 October 2011
Janet Jackson has announced today that she is returning to the United States immediately.
After private discussions with her family regarding her late brother Michael Jackson, it became evident that she needed to leave.
In an official statement, Janet wrote:
" 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,"
To ensure that Janet's Melbourne fans do not miss out on her "Number Ones" tour, the concerts scheduled for this week on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday are now planned to take place in a special intimate set up at Rod Laver Arena on November 3rd. Tickets for all of the Melbourne shows will be able to be used on this date.
Promoter Paul Dainty also weighed in on the situation saying:
"It is important that Janet is with her family at this critical point in the hearing. While Janet and our company apologize for any inconvenience for the reschedule of the Melbourne shows, we thank Janet for the great and successful concerts in Perth and Adelaide and eagerly await her return."
"I'm sure the rescheduled concert on November 3 will be a very, very special night. Our thoughts and prayers are with Janet and the entire Jackson family."
Janet's concerts on the Gold Coast and in Sydney are unaffected.
All ticket holders from all three Melbourne performances will be contacted with their re-allocated seating shortly.