After the cancellation of Alexandra Burke’s upcoming shows at the Royal Albert Hall, reports were suggesting that the shows had been postponed due to an “overwhelming demand” for tickets.
Alexandra had dates lined up at the Elgar Room next month in the Royal Albert Hall to perform Lady Sings The Blues, the soundtrack from the film based on Billie Holiday’s life.
Recent stories going around were claiming that Alexandra cancelled the upcoming shows in the hopes to book bigger venues at a later stage in the year to meet the demand for tickets.
A statement even claimed:
Due to an overwhelming demand for tickets, Alexandra Burke has decided to postpone her June Lady Sings The Blues concerts and reschedule the performances for later this year, at additional venues.
Tickets for the six dates at the Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room sold out within hours, with many fans disappointed, so these new dates, to be announced soon, will allow more fans to see and enjoy the shows.
But now it seems that the concerts may not take place at all.
The Royal Albert Hall website states:
Unfortunately Alexandra Burke has cancelled these shows and, despite reports to the contrary, there are no plans to reschedule them.
We are very sorry for the disappointment that this decision will cause fans.
Cancelled with no plans to reschedule? That’s strange for a show that sold out as quickly as it did.
The concerts were due to begin on 4 June and run until 4 June.
In the meantime, Alexandra is currently working on her third studio album.