VEGAS MUSIC ROUNDUP: J. Lo Cancels Tour & Lies About Why, Minaj Pt. 2

Posted on: May 31, 2024, 05:04h. 

Last updated on: May 31, 2024, 06:05h.

Jennifer Lopez has canceled her upcoming summer concert tour of the US. Promoter Live Nation issued a press release Friday explaining that the pop superstar is “taking time off to be with her children, family, and close friends.”

If that explanation sounds familiar, it’s the same lie used by everyone who has ever gotten fired from a job and had to provide some reason as to why.

J is experiencing a Lo right now. (Image: Variety)

The real story, as we reported on Wednesday, was anemic ticket sales for “This is Me … Live.” Seven of the shows, according to Variety, had to be quietly scrapped due to low demand and, according to Ticketmaster, fully a third of the 19,500 seats for Lopez’s July 20 show at T-Mobile Arena were still unsold as of Wednesday.

“I am completely heartsick and devastated about letting you down,” the 54-year-old singer said on her website. “Please know that I wouldn’t do this if I didn’t feel that it was absolutely necessary. I promise I will make it up to you and we will all be together again. I love you all so much. Until next time.”

As we reported, Lopez had been in talks for a fall residency at the 5,200-seat Park Theater at the MGM Grand, but that ship has obviously sailed.

Nicki Minaj performs during the opening night of her “Pink Friday 2” world tour in March. (Image: WireImage for Live Nation)

Tickets for the Las Vegas date will automatically be refunded — at least to all who purchased them through Ticketmaster. Purchasers through third-party resale sites such as SeatGeek, StubHub, or VividSeats, will need to contact those sites.

Minaj à Deux

Superstar Nicki Minaj returns to the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sept. 28. The occasion is the second leg of her “Pink Friday 2” world tour, which just played the T-Mobile Arena on March 8. Tickets went on sale this morning through

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