Fortunately Diana was quick off the mark and able to nip these lies in the bud by posting on social media:
"The UK Daily Mirror (4/18) article is NOT true. No idea where they would get this untruth. I'm respecting the authorities directions and health and safety of all. I'm not coming to the UK. I'm heartbroken, hoping to see u as soon as promoters reschedule."
Of course what else would you expect from this paper.
The problem surrounding the cancellation of the tour lies with the promoters - probably trying to hold on to the ticket money as long as possible.
Finally an e-mail from Ticketmaster about the "postponement of the UK tour dates:
Diana Ross ‘Top Of The World Tour’ - Various venues Hi there,
This tour has been postponed...
The event organisers have been in touch to let us know that the following dates of this tour have been postponed:
First Direct Arena, Leeds - 30 June 2020 M&S Bank Arena Liverpool - 1 July 2020 Manchester Arena - 3 & 19 July 2020 The SSE Hydro, Glasgow - 4 July 2020 Utilita Arena Birmingham - 6 July 2020 The O2, London - 8, 9 and 18 July 2020
The following statement has been issued:
"In light of recent Government advice in relation to the ongoing situation with COVID-19 unfortunately the upcoming Diana Ross ‘Top Of The World Tour’ will be rescheduled to 2021.
We are currently working hard with the Artist to reschedule the dates, so would advise you to hold on to your tickets as they will remain valid for the future dates.
As soon as there is an update customers will be contacted.
We appreciate your patience and understanding at this time."
They’re working hard to arrange new dates and as soon as we get any update on this, we'll be in touch to let you know. Your tickets will be valid for the new dates.
If you sold your tickets on our Ticket Exchange, you will be paid 10-12 working days after the new date - which is yet to be announced.
Please understand that given the circumstances, our Fan Support teams are incredibly busy at the moment, so we encourage you not to contact us. Instead, you can find lots of information and answers to your questions in our FAQs.
I wish they'd just refund everyone and put tickets back on sale fresh in October. I've been unlucky when it comes to getting tickets for the last four festivals so itching for a chance to actually buy a ticket!
Annoyingly I know so many people who've got to go time on time for the last few years. I swear there's something in their IA that favours previous attendees.
What's the odds the promoters will put all concerts back a year and hold on to the ticket money?
On Five Live some are bravely trying to say certain festivals will still go ahead - in their dreams.
The 1975 refunded their tour, it will be a mixture I suspect
I really don't see why Reading cant go ahead, by end of august practically everyone over 18 will be vaccinated, the virus was practically gone in August last year without a vaccine, it will be obliterated this time.
/me risks the humiliation similar to Shirebloggers March 2020 posts
There is people on Digital Spy who think it will be years until we have festivals again, really!!
1. Glastonbury (and other festivals) did take place during a pandemic in 2009. 2. There is clearly demand for festivals this year. 3. Holding a festival can be seen as an 'up yours' gesture to the virus, in a similar way to how One Love Manchester was to Islamic extremism. 4. Many musicians and fans are known to be openly anti-Government. 5. Nobody is forced to attend a festival if they do not feel safe for whatever reason (viruses, drugs, robbery etc).
The cancellation suggests one of two things:
1. They want to go bust. 2. Boris Johnson has threatened them with a fate worse than death.
Make of that what you will.
PS: you may think that COVID-19 is way worse than swine flu, however this only appears to be the case due to governments and the media counting all deaths from anybody who recently tested positive, regardless of whether or not the death was actually caused by the virus.
Post by Razzle Dazzle on Jan 22, 2021 10:00:22 GMT 1
30% of covid patients end up back in hospital within 120 days of recovering and 12% died within them 120 days (according to a University of Leicester study), thats 45,000 people in the UK given the all clear dying just after the 28 day period and didn't get put down as covid, interestingly people who want to play down the virus neglect to mention this but so readily quote the "he got ran over by a bus and got put down as covid death because it was within 28 days of a positive test". They found lung or heart damage in a huge number of people who recovered, stop focusing on who died within 28 days as if that's EVERYTHING that matters, long covid is real and its crippling people, a study in Austia showed 50% of patients had lung or heart damage 3 month after being discharged. Just because you survive the first few weeks when your sick and contagious doesn't mean you've beat the virus once you return a negative result. Its a long term fight, one im still fighting 10 month later.
There is no way any festival owner will risk running a festival this year, its negligent (unless the thing is eradicated by August), more people in the Uk have died in 2020 than any year since WW2, that's the only figure that matters, they are all dead, regardless of what they officially went down as