PerthNow: Whitney Houston Perth concert cancelled
THE promoter of Whitney
Houston's Australian tour has cancelled her Perth concert - saying there
aren't enough trucks to bring her stage equipment west.
"Andrew McManus has today
regrettably announced that due to difficulties in securing rock n roll air
ride trucks to transport the touring sound and lighting equipment to Perth,
Whitney Houstonís concert at ME Bank Stadium on Saturday 6 March 2010 has
had to be cancelled," the promoter said in a statement today.
The AC/DC and George Michael tours had taken up 95% of the air ride trucks
available, the promoter said.
Ticket holders were urged to contact Ticketmaster (136 100) for full
A second Perth concert advertised for March 7 at the same venue was
The remainder of the Australian tour would proceed as scheduled, the
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Brisbane Times: Whitney
January 28, 2010
Whitney Houston has
cancelled her Perth concerts, and her promoter has blamed AC/DC and George
Andrew McManus today confirmed that "difficulties in securing rock n roll
air ride trucks to transport the touring sound and lighting equipment to
Perth" was the reason why the diva's concerts, scheduled for March 6 and 7
at ME Bank Stadium, have been called off.
"The shortage of air ride trucks has come about by the AC/DC and George
Michael tours taking up 95 per cent of those available," the release said.
The rest of the soul-pop diva's Australian tour is going ahead as planned.
Houston's Nothing But Love tour will take her around the world, and this
trip is the first tour of Australia she has done since her Moment of Truth
tour in 1988.
The diva, who has made a remarkable career comeback, is the only artist to
have accrued seven consecutive multi-platinum albums, with The Bodyguard
soundtrack, featuring hits I Have Nothing and I Will Always Love You, one of
the top 10 selling albums of all time.
Her rendition of Dolly Parton's hit is still the biggest US single of all
She had been set to perform all of her greatest hits.
28 JANUARY 2010