Pitbull and Ke$ha Cancel Australian Tour, Like many rappers, Pitbull firmly believes he is God’s gift to music, fashion, women and world peace.
But the egotistical charms of Armando Christian Pérez will be denied to Australia after the late cancellation of his tour with Ke$ha, due to start later this month.
The US rapper gave no explanation for the axing of the tour, which was to begin in Brisbane on October 30.
“Regrettably the Promoter is cancelling the Australian Tour, refunds will be available at point of purchase. We hope to return to Australia in the not too distant future,” he posted on Facebook.
The promoter, Dainty Group, gave no reason for the late cancellation of the tour, although poor ticket sales appear to be the likely cause.
It is the latest in a long line of hip hop acts that have been called off this year.
‘‘Dainty Group regret to advise the cancellation of the 2013 Pitbull and Ke$ha Australian tour. Both artists hope to return to Australia in the not too distant future,’’ the promoter’s website said.
Hundreds of fans took to the Facebook and Twitter pages of Pitbull to express their disappointment at the late cancellation of the tour.*
Ke$ha, meanwhile, took to Twitter to articulately express her disappointment: ‘‘im so so bummed that our aussie tour was cancelled!! aussie animals, i love you very much and im working out how to come see you again asap!’’
That love does not appear to be shared of late, with the singer’s last album Warrior failing to achieve gold status and her most recent single, Crazy Kids peaked at No.32.
In comparison, Ke$ha’s first album, Animal, went double platinum in Australia, making it to No.4 in 2010.
Ke$ha and Pitbull joined forces for the rapper’s new single, Timber, from his upcoming 2014 album. The song is at number 9 on the iTunes Australia Top 100 song downloads.
Fans of the duo who purchased concert tickets with a credit card will be automatically refunded. But ticket purchasers who paid with cash or eftpos will need to post their tickets back to Ticketek for a cheque refund.