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‘Cop out’: Fans fume at star’s Oz tour letdown

The singer’s tour, celebrating 25 years since her iconic breakthrough album Jagged Little Pill, was originally set to take place in April 2020.The Covid pandemic nixed that, and the tour was then rescheduled to November 2020 – and then again to November 2021. Finally, the dates were pushed back another year to November 2022 – only to be cancelled yesterday, more than two-and-a-half years after tickets initially went on sale, due to the “the unprecedented logistical challenges of global touring in 2022.”Stream more entertainment news live & on demand with Flash. 25+ news channels in 1 place. New to Flash? Try 1 month free. Offer ends 31 October, 2022 >Morrisette herself said in a social media statement to fans that she was “crestfallen” to cancel the tour – and insisted that, while tickets would be refunded, she was instead “framing it to myself that I am postponing for another time.”“I love you each so much, and I can’t wait to get there,” she wrote.Fans who’d paid for their tickets back in December 2019 expressed anger and disappointment under the post, with many frustrated that the tour was now cancelled entirely after enduring so many pandemic postponements. “We have waited so long, even after it was cancelled the 1st time. We were happy to wait because ewe love you – but this is a kick in the teeth,” wrote one fan. “Waiting to hear from Ticketek about a refund – I doubt I even have the same credit card for it to be refunded all these years later,” wrote another. “Imagine looking forward to a concert for over two years and getting nothing,” said another.“String people along for nearly 2 and half years … and then cancel the show. Absolutely f**ked,” fumed another angry fan. Others were even angrier, with one fan labelling the cancellation “Pathetic. Blaming logistics and scheduling is a cop out. You’ve had over 2 years to make it happen. Hell, the Foo Fighters flew in and out for a one off show and you can’t drag your sorry arse here for a tour that was meant to happen 2 years ago.”Morissette’s local touring company, Live Nation Australia, said that the singer will endeavour to make it back to Australia as soon as possible. In a statement they said that all parties “feel it’s best to refund the ticket holders now and have all committed to rescheduling these dates at the earliest possible time.”“Sucks big time that this is now cancelled at a time when travel restrictions have eased when the reason for past cancellations was travel restrictions. Isn’t it ironic don’t you think?” quipped another ticketholder. Morissette last visited Australia for an acoustic tour in January 2018. Her Jagged Little Pill tour is one of many high-profile tours to fall victim to the lingering effects of the pandemic, with planned arena tours by the likes of Rod Stewart, Snoop Dogg, Faith No More, James Blunt and Simple Minds all cancelled in recent months.

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