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5 Cancelled Tours of 2013

Jonas Brothers

 It looks like blood isn’t thicker than creativity! Just two days before the Jonas Brothers were set to hit the road for 19 concerts, the trio announced that their fall tour would be cancelled. “There is a deep rift within the band,” their spokesperson revealed. “There was a big disagreement over their music direction.”

Sources have been insistent that the decision was not personal, and had to do strictly with creative differences. And while fans will be fully reimbursed for purchased tickets, there’s been quite an uproar in the social media-verse over the decision.

The decision comes just six months after Kevin, Joe and Nick Jonas released new music for the first time in four years. The band hit the road over the summer, and were preparing to continue promoting their upcoming album with this short tour in the fall. 

While the Internet is abuzz with reasons why the group pulled out at the last minute, let’s not forget that they’re not the only ones who cancelled anticipated tour dates this year! Take a look at four other tours that faced cancellations:

American Idol Live Tour

American Idol 2013

After a season with lower ratings than ever, American Idol continued to suffer through the summer. The 11 finalists were originally set to perform at 40 different venues in North America, but a few weeks before the tour began, nine dates were cut. A spokesperson revealed that the reason for the cancellations was production scheduling changes, although, the tour as a whole didn’t thrive in ticket sale.

Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Ball

Lady Gaga

The Born This Way Ball was a World Tour, which began in Asia in April 2012. During that year, Lady Gaga traveled to Australia, Europe, Africa and South America, before returning to North America in 2013. After getting through a month of dates, though, the singer had to cancel from Feb. 13 until the tour’s close on Mar. 20 due to a hip injury. She subsequently had surgery on her hip, and laid low for first half of 2013.

Kelly Rowland’s Lights Out Tour

Kelly Rowland

Kelly Rowland was set to hit the road over the summer with rapper The Dream, co-headlining the Lights Out tour. However, something better apparently came along! After playing just six dates at the end of May/beginning of June, Kelly cancelled the tour because she received a job judging The X-Factor.

Lady Antebellum

Lady Antebellum

Timing is everything! Country trio Lady Antebellum was forced to cancel several concert dates and appearances over the summer after singer Hilary Scott gave birth. Fans won’t have to wait long to see them again though — they’re back on the road this fall.