Ooops, there goes my tour ...
That's what R&B newcomer Tweet was forced to say earlier this week when she and Glenn Lewis cancelled their co-headlining trek.
After turning down opening spots on the summer tours of such big-time acts as Usher and Musiq, in early April Tweet announced that she intended to go out on the road with the more similarly sized Glenn Lewis.
With Tweet's popular, autoerotic anthem "Oops (Oh My)" and Lewis' soulful, Stevie Wonder-esque "Don't You Forget It" both burning up the airwaves of urban radio, the tour seemed like a no-brainer. The two planned a 24-city U.S. club tour that kicked off in Kansas City, Missouri, on May 12 and would have come to a close June 28 in Cincinnati (see "What's In A Name? Tweet's Not Sure, But Glenn Lewis Tour Is A Go"). However, days before the festivities kicked off, almost the entire tour was scrapped. A survey of the proposed venues suggested soft ticket sales may have been the culprit, though when asked what happened, management for both acts declined comment. Label reps insist that the tour will be rescheduled, though no specific plans have been finalized.
Hard fans of Tweet and Lewis can still get their fill, though that is, as long as they don't mind filling their tanks. The tour's remaining date is still scheduled for this Sunday at the New York nightclub B.B. King's.