Bad organisation by a local promoter has been blamed for the postponement of popular singer Josh Groban’s South African tour.
“It is with great regret that Josh Groban announces that dates for his upcoming South African tour have been postponed. The new concert dates will be rescheduled and announced as soon as possible,” said a statement issued on Saturday by Groban’s management.
Groban was due to perform a series of concerts commencing in Durban on March 16th.
Groban’s management said that it has been trying to coordinate the tour for weeks, but “due to the failure of the tour promoter, Duncan Heafield of Kusasa (PTY) LTD, to perform his obligations with regard to the tour,” the tour dates have to be pushed back.
Kusasa has recently been in the news after it was accused of bad organisation following reports of parking and seating chaos at two recent Celine Dion concerts, which were managed by the company, in Johannesburg and Cape Town.
“We made the decision to reschedule the dates to ensure Josh’s fans have the best possible live experience. To continue with the tour in March would just not be in the best interests of Josh’s many fans in South Africa and we do not want to disappoint them,” said Brian Avnet, Groban’s manager.
Groban himself added that, “South Africa is very dear to me and I have never forgotten the spirit and passion shown to me on my last visit. It saddens me that due to circumstances beyond my control these shows must be postponed. But I am looking forward to returning very soon and giving my fans the experience they deserve.”
It has been reported that Ticketconnection and Computicket will refund those who have already purchased tickets.