The benefit concert “Beyoncé and Solange: Hope for the Holidays,” which was scheduled for December 9 at the House of Blues in Houston, TX, has been canceled until further notice “due to a set of irresolvable scheduling conflicts,” according to an event statement. Refunds are available at the point of purchase.
The one hour-concert headlined by Knowles singing siblings Beyoncé and Solange was originally scheduled to makes its televised premiere on Fuse on December 21. The concert was intended to benefit the Gulf Coast Ike Relief Fund to aid Texas victims of Hurricane Ike through the Survivor Foundation, a Knowles family charity helping people in need.
The Survivor Foundation was designed to assist persons displaced whose lives have been affected by disasters, natural or otherwise. The family charity, supported by Beyoncé, Solange, parents Mathew and Tina Knowles, and former Destiny’s Child member Kelly Rowland, also helps people in need, providing assistance to children and to those suffering from AIDS and homelessness. Over the past few years, the Survivor Foundation has donated over $2.5 million dollars in the Houston area alone.
Beyoncé’s third solo project, the double-CD package “I Am … Sasha Fierce,” debuted last week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 with sales of 482,000 copies. The singer, who also stars as Etta James in the upcoming film “Cadillac Records,” is expected to launch a headlining tour in 2009.
Solange’s album, “Sol-Angel & the Hadley St. Dreams,” was released in August. A relative newcomer to the industry, Solange also completed a six-week tour over the summer to support her latest release.