T-Pain broke it down for fans Monday on what really happens when an artist cancels or postpones their tour.
“Most artists lie,” the “Buy You a Drank” singer explained in an Instagram post, announcing that he had decided to cancel his upcoming “1UP DLC Tour” due to poor ticket sales. “Whenever a concert or tour get canceled, it’s for low ticket sales. It ain’t really about whatever the f— reason they saying. I think that’s wrong. That’s f—ed up.”
As T-Pain prepared to announced the cancellation, he said he “was advised to lie about this and say that I needed some time,” alone or with his family, he said. “‘Just don’t make it look liked we f—ed up.’ We f—ed up. I’m going to keep it real with y’all.”
T-Pain took responsibility for the slow ticket sales, saying his team didnt put tickets on sale for the November tour until last month, addng, “Some corners got cut, production went missing. And you know, I wasn’t as hands-on with the planning and things as I should have been because I’ve been busy as hell.”
He added that his last tour “sold out every city” and he figured things would be OK, but ultimately tickets just weren’t selling, leading the Florida born rapper, singer, songwriter and producer to “take it upon myself to cancel.” Staging the tour to mostly empty venues “would’ve been a bad look for me and it wouldn’t have been entertaining to y’all.”
At the end of the post, the winner of season 1 of The Masked Singer gave fans some salient advice on knowing when to throw in the towel.
“You can’t hold on to a mistake because you spent a long time making it,” he said.
Watch the Pain explain the cancellation below: