Mariah Carey has pushed back her #1s Tour of Australia and New Zealand and dropped Perth from the itinerary.
Carey’s trek was meant to kick off in early February, but those shows have now been bumped to October due to a “necessary realignment of her international engagements,” promoters MJR Presents said in a statement Tuesday. The U.S. pop star’s concerts in Melbourne and Sydney have been shifted to alternative venues and the planned show at Perth Arena has been scrapped.
“It’s always unfortunate when these situations occur and we regret any inconvenience the rescheduling has caused for fans,” said MJR director Scott Mesiti. “We’re very excited that we’ve been able to find suitable time for Mariah’s return to ensure fans don’t miss out on what is sure to be a spectacular show from one of the music world’s biggest music icons.” Ticketing information can be found at the MRJ Presents website.
Carey addressed the changes with a post on her Facebook page. “We are now planning a much bigger tour in 2018! Because of this we are moving the Australia/NZ dates a few months to October,” she explained.
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The concerts will be her first in these parts since the diva’s Elusive Chanteuse winery and arena run back in November 2014, though she did make the long haul in 2015 for a private New Year’s Eve performance at Melbourne’s Crown Casino.
Carey last impacted Australia’s albums chart with Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse, her 14th studio set which bowed at No. 5 in May 2014. It was her 13th top ten appearance on the ARIA Albums Chart and the first since Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel flew to No. 6 in October 2009. Her four-times platinum holiday hit “All I Want For Christmas Is You” moves up 18-16 on the ARIA Singles Chart this week.
Mariah Carey’s Rescheduled 2018 Greatest Hits Australasian Tour 2018
Oct. 7 — Spark Arena, Auckland
Oct. 10 — Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Oct. 12 — Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney
Oct. 14 — Sandstone Point, Brisbane