The August 2nd Brandon stop for the Michael Jackson HIStory Show has been cancelled, it was learned last night via a member post in the eBrandon discussion forums.
An ad for the event could be seen running in local media as recently as today, however the official page for the show itself now lists no Brandon event or any at all for the August 2 date that had been scheduled and now the cancellation has been made official on the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium website via the text “Cancelled” overlaid on the show’s listing on its events page.
Tickets had been priced at $57 for standard admission prior to February 28 including taxes and service charge. After that date the cost was $68. Children were priced at $36.
In conversation with a representative for the WMCA this afternoon I've learned that they have been going through the process of contacting everyone who had bought tickets and processing full refunds. A message has been sent to representation of the show itself to learn of reason for the cancellation and any reply will be used to update this post with further information.
An event had been scheduled for the following evening at Winnipeg's Burton Cummings Theatre but has also been cancelled, with a statement shared on the Theatre's Facebook page citing poor sales as a reason and expressing a hope to return to Manitoba in the future.
The next-closest stop to Brandon for the event, billed as “The world’s premier MJ tribute show,” will take place next Wednesday, July 31 in Regina. The next music-related event on the WMCA website events page is the September 29 performance by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra followed by a stop by the Burton Cummings “Up Close and Alone” tour the following evening.
Updated: July 23, 3:00pm. Added information on Winnipeg cancellation