Janet Jackson has canceled her forthcoming European concert, tour citing travel concerns for her entourage following the terrorist attacks in the U.S. last month. “My European fans are among the most loyal and I was very excited to share this show with them,” Jackson says in a statement. “I have agonized over this decision. Like most people, the events of Sept. 11 have troubled me enormously and I remain concerned about the foreseeable future. If anything happened to anyone on this tour, I could never forgive myself.”
The artist was due to play 22 dates across Europe, beginning Oct. 31 in Stockholm and wrapping Dec. 17 in Birmingham, England. Jackson’s planned performance at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2001, set for Nov. 8 in Frankfurt, Germany, has also been nixed. “She won’t be coming to Europe at all [this year],” a spokesperson confirms.
Jackson’s current North American dates are unaffected by today’s news, and will continue tomorrow (Oct. 2) in Los Angeles. As previously reported, the artist’s All for You tour has been plagued by postponements due to a variety of problems, ranging from a respiratory infection to scheduling conflicts.
Jackson is touring behind her latest Virgin album, “All for You,” which is No. 54 on The Billboard 200 in its 22nd week on the chart. The single “Someone to Call My Lover” is No. 10 on The Billboard Hot 100.