Perth Cancellation...

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 refunds.

A second Perth concert advertised for March 7 at the same venue was cancelled previously.

The remainder of the Australian tour would proceed as scheduled, the statement said.


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Brisbane Times: Whitney Houston cancels
DAILE PEPPER
January 28, 2010

Whitney Houston has cancelled her Perth concerts, and her promoter has blamed AC/DC and George Michael.

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 time.

She had been set to perform all of her greatest hits.

 

NEWSFILE: 28 JANUARY 2010
 

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