Christina Aguilera postpones U.S. tour

Christina Aguilera has canceled plans for a North American summer tour, according to a statement released on Tuesday, saying her appearance in an upcoming movie and promotion of a new record do not allow adequate rehearsal time, Reuters reports.

In a full statement obtained by EW, the singer’s spokesperson says: “Christina Aguilera’s summer tour has been moved to 2011 due to prior commitments that the singer had made to her film Burlesque and to the promotion of her new album Bionic. The singer felt she needed more time to rehearse the show and with less than a month between the album release and tour date this wasn’t possible. New dates will be announced later this year. Refunds are available at point of purchase.”

The summer tour was scheduled to start in July. New dates will be announced later this year, and refunds are available where tickets were purchased. Bionic, Aguilera’s first album of new music since 2006, is due out on June 8. Burlesque releases in theaters this November.

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  • hc

    I’m sure it has nothing to do with the fact that her first single is a stinker.

  • Duderonomy

    Now, c’mon, don’t be so cyn…. Eh, who am I kidding? She may be talented, but I fear she’s become irrelevant.

  • Moe

    Her single isn’t even going big. And she said she is still relevant, YEAH RIGHT!
    Also I think NO ONE bought tickets to her tour LOOL

  • Hutchy

    Hmmmm could it be that she took too much time off, everyone has forgotten her, and shes no longer relevant? And she was on track to be performing in front of 15 of her closest friends at each show?

    • wakeforce

      Go back to listening to Slipknot!

  • B

    Hahahahaha. This is hilarious given all the crap Christina has been saying about artists that are actually GOOD, like Lady Gaga. Christina spent the whole first part of her career wanting to be Britney, and now she’s jealous of Gaga. She’s getting what she deserves.

    • wakeforce

      Christina is the only singer under 35 in the list of all time great singers. Gaga is nowhere near as good, and I’m a fan of Gaga’s. The album has not even been released yet, so how could it be a flop.

    • Scrunchy

      Who’s Lady Gaga?

    • Sean S.

      That is an attempted media created “war” . Both Christina and Lady Gaga have already addressed that in interviews. They’re fine…and they both rock!!

    • Alosjs

      Why Aguilera wants to be like Britney or Gaga when they don’t sing a 1/4 of what she sings? It’s SO STUPID! UGH!

  • B

    As a side note, I’m pretty sure her “Burlesque” movie is going to be a flop too. Doesn’t sound like a winner at all…

    • A

      Bite your tongue! “Burlesque” is sure to be the GREATEST FILM OF ALL TIME!

    • Terry

      I am sure this has more to do with a single that never took off and an album that will most likely flop also than with the film. Sadly, BURLESQUE seems like the kind of film that becomes a cult classic than an actual commercial hit;it’s basically All About Eve Meets Showgirls, you know it will be a hit with midnight audiences and lovers of camp, but mainstream audiences will probably find it too “gay”

      Aguilera needs to stop trying to be relevant in the pop landscape -she’s frankly too good a singer to waste her vocals on crap like “Not Myself Tonight”- she should focus on jazz, showtunes, theatre, musical films…anything but being a dance diva.

      • Alosjs

        Why Aguilera can’t be a Dance Diva when songs like “Come On Over”, “Dirrty” & “Genie In A Bottle” made her famous? Your hate is useless & ignorant.

    • Mike

      “Burlesque” will have a huge cult following due to the fact that CHER is in it.

    • Allison

      lol, because there’s no buzz or a huge market already waiting for it…..right?

  • Christina

    More like ticket sales weren’t good enough so she canceled to save face.

    • Allison

      tickets just went on sale a few days ago (Friday to be exact), so I don’t think that’s a very valid argument. They haven’t been on sale long enough to even display that.

  • TB

    Might I suggest, trying some descent material. Her new song is NOT original at all and her last album was odd.

  • Adwina Lambert

    obviously canceled due to poor/nil ticket sales!! tee-hee! this insecure and hasbeen singer should make way for the new princess of pop! tee-hee!

  • Ron

    When she released her last CD in 2006 she really showed that she matured alot, it was also a very different side to her and a different sound. Now she took 4 years off and comes out with a generic Timbaland throwaway song that wouldn’t have even made it as the 12th track on a Justin T. CD so its not really a surprise that her fan base has moved on.

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  • Bummer

    I went to both the Stripped and Back to Basics Tours and they were great! But both of those tours were scheduled long after the album released. Gave a chance for the album to catch on. By the way– her album just leaked. Sounds pretty cool.

    • AshleyBrooke

      I heard a few of these songs myself, and they don’t sound bad. Besides I went to her Back to Basics tour and it was pretty good! Plus I think a year after the CD came out?

  • Mike

    Wow there’s a lot of hate in these posts. I had no idea she was so despised.

    • korshia

      Me too. LOL. No matter what haters say cristina Aguilura is an ICON!

      • PDT

        An icon whose name her own fans can’t even spell correctly. What an impact she’s made.

  • Heather2

    I’ve never had a problem with Christina up until now. I have bought her CD’s and thought she was rather talented. She has some pipes. But her image and mouth are outshining that. She came out desperate and fake on this new single. Where she shined was doing songs that were different, like Beautiful. She needs to go back to that instead of trying to compete with Gaga. And her attempts at defending herself is having the opposite impact. I feel bad for her that she feels the need to have her image this way. Christina, please don’t end up like Jessica Simpson.

    • Paperboy6

      You cant compare Christina and Jessica. Here’s why.

      CA 5 JS None

      Albums Sold
      CA 43m JS 7m

      No.1 Singles
      CA 5 JS None and 1 lousy top 10

      Songwright Credits
      CA 16 JS 5

      No comparison. Christina is clearly the winner in mass populularity and artistic merit.

  • Rich

    Its sad how people get enjoyment out of a singers career stumble ..if this is even one…Its not like Christina has done anything wrong..she just may be getting some bad career advice.She needs to make music that is more organic..she doesn’t need to compete with anyone else..her voice is special and one of the best in the true to ypourself had a baby so now songs about your WooHoo are not going to be as acceptable as before..maybe not fair but thats the way it is….

  • Carol

    I’m not surprised by this story. The real reason is that her ticktets didn’t sell well. Christina doesn’t seem to have good advisors. Just because you can sing doesn’t mean that you can wait 4 years to put a record out. I also think her attitude sucks and she copies everyone Lady Gaga just being the latest. I also think she turned people off with the Dirrty stuff that was raunchy and gross. She has a good voice but its a voice but just like her career, its nothing special. I’ve heard too many singers with the same voice. Greatness is original and something that can’t be duplicated. I honestly thought that Lady Gaga was Christina when I heard just dance. This is embarrasing for Christina because Gaga’ tour is a massive success and nobody cares about Christina anymore. Boo hoo!

    • tom

      while i know the industry has changed, it is true that back in the day we always had to wait years for our favorites to give us another album….michael, janet, madonna, hell all of them. Now we get a generic album almost every year from each artist….i say wtg christina on taking your time….and lets not forget….she did have a child in there….lol…give the girl a break.

      • Mike

        Agree with you … but the really amazing artists, like Madonna, still take their time in releasing albums. I hope for Lady Gaga’s sake, once her tour is over, she actually takes a couple years off to recharge her creativity and not fall into the “release-a-new-album-every-year-trap”

    • 4rocket

      Who is the “everyone” that Christina has copied? Britney, Pink and Gaga? All those artists are original, right?

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