Boston's Fleet Center continued to sell tickets Wednesday for its scheduled Thursday (July 13) Diana Ross and the Supremes concert before announcing midday that the show was canceled by the tour's promoter, SFX Entertainment.
Ross, who could not be reached for comment, had already announced the cancellation of the remaining dates of her tour, according to a Reuters report.
"I am severely disappointed," the news service quoted Ross as saying. "I was very much looking forward to performing for our fans."
Despite Ross' statement, the Associated Press reported that SFX was planning for the tour to continue, with only a few cancellations. With the Boston show canceled, six dates remain on the original tour schedule.
SFX representatives could not be reached for comment.
Ross already performed in 12 cities, along with replacement Supremes Lynda Laurence and Scherrie Payne, but often before small crowds.
Original Supremes Mary Wilson and Cindy Birdsong, who sang with Ross on 1967's "Reflections" and 1968's "Love Child" (RealAudio excerpt), were not included in the tour. Their omission, in favor of two latter-day Supremes with whom Ross had never sung, drew criticism from some fans.