Tyler Perry cancels Arkansas appearance

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Entertainer Tyler Perry has canceled an Arkansas appearance that had been scheduled for Sept. 30.

North Little Rock's Verizon Arena sent out a news release Monday saying the show was called off. The venue attached a statement from Perry that says he's being forced to cancel a leg of his tour because he's having too many problems with scalpers and bootleggers.

Perry says he priced tickets starting at $25 so people could afford to see his show, "Madea Gets a Job."

But Perry says people have been selling passes to nonexistent meet-and-greet sessions and scalping tickets at many times their face value.

Perry apologized to fans who made plans to attend the show but says his hands are tied.

Comments

Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Please review our Policies and Procedures before registering or commenting

News Tribune - comments