Lenny Kravitz has canceled his scheduled tour of Asia and Australia, citing “unforseen scheduling issues.”
The veteran rocker’s trek was meant to include March dates in Japan, Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia, a headlining slot at Australia’s Bluesfest Byron Bay and April arena dates in Sydney and Melbourne, presented by Chugg Entertainment.
“Unfortunately, due to contractual scheduling conflicts beyond my control I will not be able to come to Australia to perform,” Kravitz comments in a post on his Facebook page. “I have been looking forward to coming to play for my fans and I’m deeply sorry that my concerts had to be canceled.”
Bluesfest had booked Lenny to headline the first night of its April 2-6 program. “It is sad for all of us here at Bluesfest,” comments Peter Noble, festival director of Bluesfest. “When anyone cancels, as we know it must be for Lenny’s fans right now.” His award-winning event is offering refunds for April 2 single-day ticketholders. “Please be assured we are now attempting to find someone else to come and play.”
Bluesfest confirmed Lenny’s management had pulled the pin on the full tour of Asia and Australia, though at deadline all shows in the region were still posted on the artist’s official Website and Facebook page.
Lenny’s profile has enjoyed a boost of late thanks to his landing the role of Cinna in the Hunger Games films, and his stint alongside Katy Perry at the Super Bowl. His tenth studio album, Strut, was released last year through his own Roxie Records imprint.
Lenny Kravitz’ canceled Asia-Australia tour dates:
March 14 — International Forum, Tokyo, Japan
March 15 — International Forum, Tokyo, Japan
March 17 — Orix Theater, Osaka-Shi, Japan
March 18 — Orix Theater, Osaka-Shi, Japan
March 24 — Globe Circuit Makati, Manila, Philippines
March 26 — Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia
March 29 — Sepang Circuit Grand Prix, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
April 2 — Bluefest, Byron Bay, Australia
April 6 — Rod Laver Arena Melbourne, Australia
April 8 — Qantas Credit Union Arena, Sydney, Australia