Nicki Minaj & Future Tour Canceled, Rumors of Poor Ticket Sales
Bad news, Barbz. The North American leg of Nicki Minaj and Future’s NickiHndrxxx Tour has officially been cancelled. It was scheduled to kick off in Baltimore in September, but has been scrapped. Nicki and Future are keeping their European tour dates. However, the public is being fed several conflicting pieces of information. According to some reports, the cancellation is reportedly due to scheduling conflicts with Future, and Nicki’s desire to do more with her show content. The press release reads:
“[Nicki] has decided to reevaluate elements of production on the NickiHndrxx Tour…and to contribute more time to rehearsal ahead of the tour’s launch to make certain her fans get the absolute best quality show that they deserve.”
Nicki took to Twitter to personally address her kingdom of fans, adding that delaying the release date of her album, “Queen,” affected how she rehearsed.
Twitter user @StayOnFleek offered his support of the Queen:
“We love you and we completely understand”
We love you and we completely understand ?
— ??p (@StayOnFleek) August 22, 2018
“Thank you guys. I can’t wait for you to see what I have in store! Next level! I’m so proud of what we’re working on & cant wait to give you the show you deserve! It simply can’t be up & running in a month. I also have TV spots, videos shoots, + Made In America Festival coming up.”
Thank you guys. I can’t wait for you to see what I have in store! Next level! I’m so proud of what we’re working on & cant wait to give you the show you deserve! It simply can’t be up & running in a month. I also have TV spots, videos shoots, + Made In America Festival coming up. https://t.co/LAYcUmHtgM
— QUEEN (@NICKIMINAJ) August 22, 2018
However, according to other reports, poor ticket sales could be both the reason for Future pulling out (of the tour, that is), and the overall cancellation. A source from Live Nation reportedly told Page Six that in comparison of the venue sizes, ticket sales are staggeringly low:
“Nicki’s tour could be the most disappointing ticket sales of the year for any artist. 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…”
Yikes. Could the negative push-back surrounding the “Queen” album be linked to poor ticket sales?
Written Miata Shanay