Macy Gray canceled a string of eight concerts scheduled for November 30 to December 11 because of “complicated and not very exciting” reasons, the singer said in a posting on her Web site.
The tour was called off on the eve of the first show with no explanation given. Gray’s posting does not provide any details, and her Epic Records spokesperson did not return phone calls.
The dates will not be rescheduled, and refunds for tickets will be given at the point of purchase.
“One thing I’ve never done is canceled a tour,” Gray wrote in the posting. “I love to play. … I have a special river-deep affection for those who come to my shows and dance and sing with me all night. Everybody in the dirty, dirty South who had planned on coming to my upcoming tour, please know that I was looking forward to it like crazy and did everything I could to avoid canceling. Suffice it to say that it had nothing to do with my health for all those who were concerned. I am extremely disappointed that I won’t get to be with you as soon as I had planned, and I won’t be canceling next time and next time is soon.”
Gray has kept one date on her itinerary, her New Year’s Eve show at the House of Blues in West Hollywood. Tickets to that event range from $125 to $300, with the higher priced tickets including a buffet dinner.
The Canton, Ohio, R&B singer released her second album, The Id, in September. She will perform the single “Sexual Revolution” December 14 on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” (see “Macy Gray Takes ’Sexual Revolution’ On The Road” ).
For a full-length feature interview with Gray, check out “Macy Gray: Wizard Of Id.”