JYJ has been surrounded by a lot of controversy lately due to the sudden cancellations of their Seattle, San Francisco, and Hawaii stops on their ‘JYJ World Tour‘. Now, multiple sources close to the tour have recently come forward to allkpop and have disclosed that preparations for the remaining three stops (New York, Las Vegas, Los Angeles) have been nothing short of a free-flowing disaster.
According to these sources, JYJ’s PR team was scheduled to go to the Korean press this morning to announce the cancellation of the entire U.S. leg of their world tour.
The tour was already on the verge of a breakdown, as the shows were already privately called off at two or three different times. Yet somehow, they decided that the show had to limp on, despite the fact that the boys now no longer had venues to perform in.
Apparently, the respective venues for each stop were contacted this morning and informed that the shows were off. Now though, after their most recent change of heart, the production team is scrambling to re-book or find alternative stages for JYJ to perform on, as a way of avoiding cancelling the shows altogether.
With the New York show less than 24 hours away, their team is already racing against the clock. However, the team has been served a shorter deadline from the higher echelons of the agency – if venues cannot be secured in 12 hours, JYJ’s management will pull the plug on the entire U.S. operation.
Even if JYJ’s team did manage to find venues, the sources declared that they’re forced at this point to make at least one of them a free concert. The boys allegedly can’t get working visas, and so they’re unable to claim an income from the sales. Fans who have already purchased the expensive tickets can feel a little relief in knowing that they will be reimbursed fully, regardless of whether the show will go on or not.
An announcement made over JYJ’s official ‘US Tour’ Facebook page (“HUGE NEWS BREWING. STAY TUNED…“) indicated to our sources that it could only be one of the two aforementioned outcomes: a free show (which is what they are shooting for), or the cancellation of the entire U.S. tour.
Just to be clear, there is no official confirmation from JYJ’s people that they have indeed cancelled all three remaining shows, but sources within JYJ’s camp have regrettably acknowledged that our information is accurate. So unless a minor miracle happens, fans may be in for crushing news, and either way, the bottom line is that things are and likely will continue to be a mess.
Stay tuned to allkpop for further updates on this breaking news.