Nicki Minaj has canceled the North American leg of her NickiHndrxx Tour amid rumors that ticket sales are “in the toilet.”
Live Nation announced Tuesday that the tour would be delayed and North American dates canceled.
“Following her unforgettable VMA performance, Nicki Minaj has decided to reevaluate elements of production on the NickiHndrxx Tour,” the company told Variety in a statement, adding that the delay will allow “
more time to rehearsal ahead of the tour’s launch to make certain her fans get the absolute best quality show that they deserve.”
The cancelation also means that Future, who was to co-headline, will also not join the North American leg of the tour.
Page Six reports
that a source at Live Nation revealed that sales for the tour “could be the most disappointing ticket sales of the year for any artist.”
The source added, “These are big arenas with up to 20,000 capacities. Sales for opening night in Baltimore is 2,000 tickets. LA is 3,400, New Orleans 1,000, Denver 1,300, Chicago 3,900. Even her hometown Brooklyn is only 5,050.”
Live Nation is offering refunds for those who have purchased tickets to canceled dates, noting that the tour will now kick off in Europe on February 21, 2019 in Munich, Germany.