In a classic diva move, Mariah Carey has cancelled her upcoming round of Australian shows, the second time she has done so this year, blaming a “scheduling conflict” for pulling out.

The singer, who was originally due to tour the country back in February, had rescheduled her shows for October, promising a “much bigger” show than the one she had originally planned.

Ticket holders were informed of the cancellation in an email yesterday, with a brief statement from Mariah Carey, who told fans that she has new tunes in the works, saying:

“It is with much regret that I am unable to visit Australia & New Zealand later this year, however I promise to find new dates soon. I’ve been working away on new music and I cannot wait to share it with you later this year.”

Promoter MJR Presents added “we are disappointed that Mariah’s shows are cancelled but look forward to hearing hew new material soon.”

Mariah Carey was due to play four shows across Australia and New Zealand, with dates at Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena, Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena, and the Sandstone Point Hotel in Brisbane.

MJR has apologised for the inconvenience, and announced that full refunds will be available for all ticket-holders to the cancelled shows.

Earlier this week, P!nk announced rescheduled tour dates for her Sydney and Brisbane shows, following a string of hospitalisations for a respiratory infection.

Source: MJR Presents
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