Citing Crisis, Janet Jackson Cancels Japan Tour

27 Jan

TOKYO : The global economic crisis has claimed another victim — pop star Janet Jackson’s tour in Japan.

The younger sister of pop icon Michael Jackson has called off her trip next month, saying the economic slowdown no longer made it profitable.

“Due to the impact of the global economic crisis, she has been obliged to delay her tour,” her promoter, Kyodo Yokohama, said in a statement late Monday.

It offered an apology and said it would refund tickets, which started at 9,800 yen (110 dollars) each.

Jackson had been due to perform on February 14 and 15 at a major concert venue in the Tokyo suburb of Saitama. She had also been due to play in Osaka, Nagoya and Fukuoka.

Jackson, 42, is on her first tour in seven years which was meant to travel across North America and Japan. She cancelled seven dates in September and October due to health problems.

– AFP/vm

Channel News Asia

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