Global superstar Janet Jackson is returning to the United States immediately to be with family, as the trial into the death of her brother Michael continues.
In a prepared statement, released this afternoon, the singer said, “I want to thank my fans in Australia for their love, support and understanding. When I planned these shows, the schedule in California was completely different. After talking with my family last night, I decided we must be together right now. I’m looking forward to being with you for the Gold Coast, Sydney, and the Melbourne concerts. You are all so important to me. This saddens me in so many ways. I love you.”
The three Melbourne concerts, due to take place at the city’s State Theatre across this week, will now be merged into one show – at Rod Laver Arena on Thursday November 03. All Melbourne ticketholders will be contacted shortly with their re-allocated seating for the new venue.
The remaining Australian dates – on the Gold Coast and in Sydney – remain unaffected.
November 02 : Gold Coast (Convention Centre)
November 03 : Melbourne (Rod Laver Arena) NEW MELBOURNE DELAYED/COMBINED SHOW
November 05 : Sydney (Opera House Concert Hall) SOLD OUT
November 06 : Sydney (Opera House Concert Hall) SOLD OUT
November 08 : Sydney (Opera House Concert Hall)