John Legend cites album delays for tour cancellation
Grammy-winning singer/songwriter John Legend has canceled his impending fall run due to delays with his forthcoming album, "Love in the Future."
The Ohio native posted a message at his website, explaining that his work with Kanye West and the rest of his creative team is taking longer than originally expected.
"We announced the dates before we'd finished the album because we were sure we'd finish the album in time," the performer explained. "But, unfortunately, while the creative process has been exciting and I'm pretty certain we're going to deliver the best album of my career so far, the timing hasn't adhered to the schedule I originally envisioned."
Originally scheduled to kick off Oct. 16 in Clearwater, FL, the fall outing has been canceled and will be rescheduled for 2013, according to the Legend's website. Only one performance, slated for Oct. 27 in Atlantic City, NJ, remains as is, and the Hollywood, FL, stop, originally scheduled for Oct. 17, has been rescheduled for April 10.
Those holding tickets for all other shows are asked to return to the point of purchase for refunds.
"I don't like letting my fans down, and I sincerely regret disappointing the thousands of you who have already spent your hard-earned money and gotten excited to see the show," Legend said. "Please know that we will try our best to make the music and the 2013 tour well worth the wait."
Legend is co-producing "Love in the Future" with Kanye West and Dave Tozer. The forthcoming effort marks the R&B performer's fourth studio album and the first since 2008's "Evolver." That gold-certified collection peaked at No. 4 on The Billboard 200 and at the top of the magazine's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.
16 - Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall (CANCELED)
17 - Hollywood, FL - Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (CANCELED)
19 - Sarasota, FL - Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall (CANCELED)
20 - Atlanta, GA - Chastain Park Amphitheatre (CANCELED)
22 - Washington, D.C. - DAR Constitution Hall (CANCELED)
23 - Bethlehem, PA - Sands Bethlehem Events Center (CANCELED)
25 - Montclair, NJ - Wellmont Theatre (CANCELED)
26 - Mashantucket, CT - MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods (CANCELED)
27 - Atlantic City, NJ - Borgata Spa & Resort Event Center
29 - Brooklyn, NY - Cushman & Wakefield Theater at Barclays Center (CANCELED)
30 - Boston, MA - Wang Theatre (CANCELED)
1 - Philadelphia, PA - Tower Theatre (CANCELED)
3 - Toronto, Ontario - Massey Hall (CANCELED)
4 - Detroit, MI - Fox Theatre (CANCELED)
7 - Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre (CANCELED)
8 - Nashville, TN - Tennessee Performing Arts Center (CANCELED)
10 - Houston, TX - Bayou Music Center (CANCELED)
11 - Grand Prairie, TX - Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie (CANCELED)
13 - Albuquerque, NM - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (CANCELED)
14 - Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre (CANCELED)
16 - Indio, CA - Fantasy Springs Special Events Center (CANCELED)
18 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern (CANCELED)
21 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theatre (CANCELED)
10 - Hollywood, FL - The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (Rescheduled from Oct. 17)