After struggling with a case of strep throat earlier this week, teen sensation Miley Cyrus has been forced to postpone her October 2 show due to the illness.
The Disney starlet was scheduled to hit the stage tomorrow night at the Qwest Center in Omaha, NE. Instead, the show has been rebooked for October 13, when it will start at 7 p.m., and the venue is hoping to resolve any difficulties that may arise because of the paperless system in place for the tour.
On Tuesday, September 29, Cyrus left the stage a few songs into her show at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City. An announcement was made to the audience that the young performer required medical attention, but after a brief delay, she returned to the stage and continued her concert.
The following morning, young Cyrus took to Twitter, where she commented on her health. “Keep your fingers crossed Omaha,” she wrote. “I am not feeling too good this morning.”
Tickets for Friday night’s show will be honored at the Tuesday, October 13 make-up date. The venue might also extend a helping hand to chaperones who can no longer attend the new Tuesday night performance with their children.
Ticketing for Cyrus’s entire tour has been paperless, requiring attendees to provide the purchasing credit card and a matching photo ID for admission. Young fans without their own credit cards must, therefore, be chaperoned to the door by whoever purchased their tickets.
In the case of an unexpected postponement, it’s an arrangement which could cause scheduling conflicts for some would-be attendees. Doug Parrott, official spokesperson for the Qwest Center, said that the venue is aware some complications might arise and will try to work out solutions for fans on a case-by-case basis.
“We’re still evaluating the situation, and we will monitor the calls we receive over the next few days,” Parrott explained, adding that venue will gauge its response to paperless ticketing based on those calls.
If the date change is overwhelmingly a problem for the chaperones of young fans, a resolution will be drafted. However, an official decision of that sort is still a few days off, at least, since the venue just received news of the postponement around 1 p.m. (CT) today.
While strep throat is a relatively short-term illness, it is unclear whether any more concerts on Cyrus’s fall schedule could be postponed. At this point, the singer is still scheduled to perform on October 3 at Spring Center in Kansas City, MO, and October 4 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, MO.