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Mariah Carey & Lionel Richie Tour Postponed

Published: Friday 24th Feb 2017 by Sam

Bad news for fans of Mariah Carey and Lionel Richie.

The pair’s planned tour, initially scheduled to to kick off next month, has been postponed.

Find out why below…

In a statement issued to press moments ago, Richie cited a knee injury as the reason for the halt to the ‘All Of The Hits Tour.’ He said…

“When you have been performing as long as I have it takes a toll on your body. Unfortunately, my recovery from a knee procedure will not have me 100 percent ready to start the tour next month. I don’t want to disappoint my fans, and I look forward to being back on stage so we can all be ‘Dancing on the Ceiling’ together again.” [Source]

While we wish Richie a speedy recovery, the news comes at an interesting junction.

For, earlier month reports hit the wire suggesting the duo were struggling to sell tickets – with a 2-for-1 package deal being offered for several dates.

The statement added that the shows will play on this summer, with all purchased tickets being honored.

Legit injury or delay tactics to get more people in seats? What do you think…

Your thoughts?

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  1. Jeans February 24, 2017

    Something in the milk ain’t clean and the rat is smelling!

  2. M February 24, 2017

    Sam, why would he lie about it? You’re so messy. He’s a 60-something year old man who underwent a massive knee surgery and you’re over here trying to spin conspiracy theories. Girl, bye….

  3. Gee February 24, 2017

    Sam cut the b******* you know damn well Lionel had a major surgery and needs more time to recover. Also stop with the ticket sales nonsense as this happening to many artists including some of today’s pop tarts who you give passes to all the time on this blog.

  4. Beyoncé Jackson February 24, 2017

    🤔

  5. Steve February 24, 2017

    Neither reason is valid here. The two audiences were never a match. The “knee” problem gives Mariah the perfect opt-out as she has Vegas booked for the summer. Watch them clash. It was a mutual agreement between both parties and the right thing to do.

  6. Stephy February 24, 2017

    Somehow Mariah Carey will be blamed. Anyways, Lionel is really injured. It’s cool tho, MC is making money in Dubai right now. She always gotta a back up plan when it comes to making her money. I hope she change her playlist come May for her Vegas shows tho.

  7. Jasmine February 24, 2017

    Unwarranted shade is all I see in this post. There is nothing wrong with an artist postponing their tour regardless of the reason. Music is a business and success sometimes has to be planned out. A tour headlined by an injured artist and opened by a diva with diva antics is troublesome to begin with. Lionel should be touring with someone else and if he wants mix a younger audience with his older audience. Lionel should get Jazmine Sullivan and Keyshia Cole to open for him. Mariah should be headlining her own tour and not opening for anyone. Mariah headlined her own international dates so the US should get the same treatment with Mariah headlining her own show like she did in 2007. Now a joint tour with Mariah and R. Kelly would also work.

    • Cindy C. February 28, 2017

      Brilliant idea MC with RK…..I could see that. And would pay for that too.

  8. ShakaZulu February 24, 2017

    😂😂😂 A KI!

  9. Theman February 24, 2017

    Lol, Sam be struggling like shyt.. One, this isn’t Mariah’s tour, two, she isn”t the opening act. Three, these tickets were like this for other pop stars too. So you have nothing..

  10. GRAMMY VOTERS SAW THROUGH THE PROPAGANDA February 24, 2017

    Scoring Diamond sales and having smash hits at the same time, like the monster success of Music Box and Daydream back to back turned Mariah into a legend, whatever came after that was just a bonus, Adele is the only one carrying the torch.

    • Biting Truth February 25, 2017

      If that desperate rationalization helps you reconcile her being a washed up hasbeen who today couldn’t sell out a free concert in the park, so be it. The rest of us know the truth (and so do you.)

      • Fake Songwriting Credits February 25, 2017

        I couldn’t care less if she is washed out, in a way she is, but at her peak she b!tchslapped the charts, and since then the only ones scoring Diamond sales back to back are Britney and Adele, so that’s more important.

      • JOHNVIDAL February 25, 2017

        Celine did it after Mariah too.

  11. mikey February 24, 2017

    I was hoping it would be cancelled! Mariah needs to focus and another tour after he long European one last year is not what’s necessary right now! She needs a long as vacation….vocal rest along with retraining and then hit the studio.

    The way she’s being managed right now is like she’s a cash cow for everyone around her because she certainly doesn’t need to be touring…bish is rich!

    I wish she would just disappear in Capri or the Bahamas or some other one of her vacation spots for a couple months and just chill!

    • Jasmine February 25, 2017

      I don’t think vocal rest is the answer. It is her lifestyle that has done damage to her voice and a lifestyle does not “chill” just because you are on vacation.

    • Cindy C. February 28, 2017

      Well said …..Best idea too. I hate the idiot she has controlling her career

  12. Cindy C. February 25, 2017

    Mr. Ritchie is old skool and a class act. The recent shenanigans and the reality show do not work in Maríahs favor I truly believe that he has been advised to give this arrangement a wide berth. It’s a shame I like them both. However I agree with her ex hubbie that those around her do not have her best interest at heart. She has the potential of being a lot more classy but unfortunately money has become the goal of her present handlers. Her dress sense is tacky and the showing of areas of your life on screen that could be private is also tacky.! I’m afraid she needs to take a step back and quit trying to compete with the 20 something performers out there. Celine Dion does it with class and so could Mariah . Wake up Miss Carey you are in your 40s !

  13. JOHNVIDAL February 25, 2017

    As always, nothing positive about Mariah reported in this blog, only negative. Yesterdays post was a pucking disgrace with all those comments written by the same person saying the same things (probably Sam himself) about an irrelevant issue. He doesn´t report about her tours she keeps doing very successfully.
    Right now I´m watching her clips in Dubai.

  14. mr.m February 25, 2017

    2017 is clearly a bad year for mimi
    she should just rest and have a break for herself
    let your fans miss u, ppl forget about ur drama
    then come back strong with no tryin to be 21 years old basic b****
    come back as with an legend ego …… well am tried of writing. bye.

  15. Know the truth February 25, 2017

    Mc n LR sales were down lione just last week was partying it up its all bs the tour will probably be just him and tm won’t refund or discount any tixs I’m sure. It’s a scam

  16. Now at youfr best game way tuesidnz February 28, 2017

    Smh

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