Japan will have to wait for Janet Jackson’s Rock Witchu tour until later this year.
The Grammy winning singer was scheduled to perform five shows from February 14-22, but the upcoming tour has been postponed “due to the impact of economic crisis,” according to her Japanese promoter, Kyodo Yokohama.
Affected cities included Nagoya, Osaka, Fukuoka and Saitama, near Tokyo. New dates are expected to be announced in late March.
“It’s unfortunate but the world’s economy does not allow Janet to make a trip at this time,” Jackson’s manager, Kenneth Crear, said in a statement.
Last year, Jackson’s tour was plagued with postponements and cancellations due to health issues that turned out to have been migraine-induced vertigo. The illness caused her to cancel several U.S. shows.
Jackson’s Rock Witchu world tour launched last September and marked her return to the concert road for the first time in seven years. It was her fifth concert tour.