Nearly all dates on the upcoming “So So Def Cultural Curren$y Tour” have been cancelled after the record label founder wanted to push back the start of the tour.
The tour was due to feature artists associated with the So So Def label, including Bow Wow, Youngbloodz, Dem Franchize Boyz, Xscape, Anthony Hamilton, Da Brat, and Jagged Edge. Starting on October 14 in Washington D.C., the trek was supposed to play shows in cities like Nashville, Chicago, Charlotte, and Detroit before wrapping-up in Los Angeles in November.
However, the founder of the Atlanta-based record label took to Twitter to break some bad news.
To all my fans,I know what I’m bout to say is gonna create a very very big 🔥 but due to my schedule and creative changes I don’t feel comfortable starting this tour on the 14th,I honestly believe I need another week to get this to where I want it to be
— Jermaine Dupri (@jermainedupri) October 3, 2018
Although the tour was just supposed to be pushed back, almost all of the dates have been cancelled except for the October 21 show in Atlanta. While there has not been any mention of why the dates were cancelled, industry insiders speculate that the shows were cut because of lack of ticket sales. The tour was supposed to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the label.
The Staples Center in Los Angeles released the following statement regarding the tour:
“Jermaine Dupri has announced that in order to give his fans the show they deserve for the So So Def 25th Anniversary tour, he needs more time to properly produce his vision. Because of the additional time needed, the first and only confirmed date for the tour at this time is on Sunday, October 21st ‐ State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA. Due to this change in the advertised tour schedule, for the time being, the other remaining dates scheduled for the tour have been cancelled until further notice, including the show at STAPLES Center on November 2, 2018.”
According to Ticketmaster, refunds will be given at point of purchase.
Check out the list of shows that were cancelled, as well as the remaining Atlanta date, below.
So So Def Cultural Curren$y Tour 2018
10/14 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
10/18 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
10/19 – Baltimore, MD – Royal Farms Arena
10/20 – Greensboro, NC – Coliseum
10/21 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
TBD – Chicago, IL – United Center
10/25 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
10/26 – Memphis, TN – FedExForum
10/28 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center
10/31 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
11/2 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center