Within a 24-hour period, two gigantic summer tours were postponed until 2011, affecting San Diego (and Southern California) dates.
Christina Aguilera, scheduled to appear at Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre on Aug. 15, canceled her North American tour due to a lack of preparation/rehearsal time. Citing "prior commitments" surrounding her forthcoming film, Burlesque, and promotion of her new album, Bionic,Aguilera felt she needed more time to rehearse between the album release and impending tour. New dates will be announced later this year. Refunds are available at the place of purchase.
In other cancellation news, following a back injury during rehearsals in Munich, Germany, Bono was forced to postpone U2's summer American tour, including two dates at Angel Stadium, in Anaheim, on June 6-7. Additionally, the band canceled its high profile gig at the Glastonbury music festival, according to statement released on Tuesday. After suffering severe compression of the sciatic nerve, Bono underwent a successful emergency surgery on Friday and is now entering a period of rehabilitation. Longtime band manager Paul McGuinness posted the following on U2.com :
"Our biggest and I believe best tour has been interrupted, and we're all devastated. For a performer who lives to be onstage, this is more than a blow. He feels robbed of the chance to do what he does best and feels like he has badly let down the band and their audience. Which is, of course, nonsense. His concerns about more than 1 million ticket buyers whose plans have been turned upside down, we all share, but the most important thing right now is that Bono make a full recovery. We're working as fast as we can with Live Nation to reschedule these dates."
Live Nation has confirmed they will reschedule the U2: 360 tour for 2011.