Mariah Carey’s annual Christmas concert tour has not gone according to plan this year, and rumor at Radar Online has it that the star may be struggling to sell tickets.
Carey, 47, cancelled the first few dates of her “All I Want for Christmas is You” tour in Canada and New York City due to a respiratory infection, but inside sources suggested that she simply could not sell enough tickets. They also report poor sales to her newly released album, “Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You” movie soundtrack.
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) December 14, 2017
The singer announced Monday she’d be postponing her next scheduled string of tour dates in Australia in New Zealand, as well, with her management citing “a necessary realignment of her international engagements” as reason for the delay.
“It’s always unfortunate when these situations occur and we regret any inconvenience the rescheduling has caused for fans,” said MJR director Scott Mesiti. “We’re very excited that we’ve been able to find suitable time for Mariah’s return to ensure fans don’t miss out on what is sure to be a spectacular show from one of the music world’s biggest music icons.”
In a Twitter post to affected fans, whom Carey affectionately refers to as “lambs”, she calls the March-to-October pushback “exciting news”, promising a “much bigger tour in 2018”. No dates have been added – in fact, one show in Perth was completely scrapped – so it’s up to speculation exactly what Carey meant by “bigger”.
An update for my lambs in Australia & New Zealand! I have exciting news for you. We're now planning a much bigger tour in 2018! Because of this we're moving the Australia/NZ dates a few months to October. I’ll be kicking off my tour with you then & can't wait to see you all! ?? pic.twitter.com/v7caO5HSjr
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) December 19, 2017
More information for current ticket holders is available on mjrpresents.com. For those who have not yet purchased, tickets for the rescheduled shows will go on sale February 1, 2018. The rescheduled dates are as follows:
MARIAH CAREY TOUR 2018
Sunday 7th October – Spark Arena, Auckland
Wednesday 10th October – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Friday 12th October – Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney
Sunday 14th October – Sandstone Point, Brisbane
In better news for Mariah, her iconic Christmas song “All I Want for Christmas is You”, first released back in 1994, made Billboard Hot 100’s Top 10 for the first time this week.