- Lead singer Nicole Scherzinger introduced the tour’s cancellation on Friday in her Instagram Stories.
- Scherzinger mentioned the extremely anticipated tour was known as off because of the COVID-19 spike throughout the globe.
- The cancellation reportedly got here as information to different group members who say they came upon by way of Instagram.
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Hope for a Pussycat Dolls reunion was dashed this week after lead singer Nicole Scherzinger introduced the group was canceling its highly-anticipated tour on Friday.
But it appears that evidently followers weren’t the one ones who had been blindsided.
In a response to the announcement, some Pussycat Dolls members mentioned Scherzinger’s Instagram Stories submit was the primary time they discovered of the cancellation.
“We need to say how extremely disillusioned we’re to study of an announcement made on Instagram that the Pussycat Dolls reunion tour is canceled,” fellow members Carmit Bachar and Jessica Sutta said in a joint statement posted to their respective Instagram accounts on Saturday. “As of now, there was no official notification of that.”
“Either means, it appears as if it is the top of a chapter to an unimaginable, life-altering expertise filled with some superior reminiscences that we are going to perpetually be thankful for,” the singers added.
Scherzinger took to Instagram on Friday to clarify the choice, citing rising COVID circumstances throughout the globe.
Scherzinger made the announcement on her Instagram Story on Friday.
Courtesy of Nicole Scherzinger/Instagram
“Thank you to everybody who had tickets to see PCD — we’re so appreciative of your help and loyalty,” Scherzinger mentioned in her Instagram Story. “With the ever-evolving circumstances surrounding the pandemic, I perceive the choice that the tour dates needed to be canceled.”
Scherzinger additionally expressed her disappointment, saying she invested a considerable amount of “time, inventive vitality,” and private funds into the undertaking. Since leaving the hit woman group, Scherzinger has gone on to have a solo profession, and has made a number of TV appearances as a choose on “The Masked Singer” and, most just lately, NBC’s “Annie Live!”
Though the group’s members appeared to finish the undertaking on good phrases with Scherzinger, the band’s founder and choreographer Robin Antin shared her personal Instagram assertion on Saturday, which known as out Scherzinger.
“Myself and all the ladies have been ready on the rescheduled reunion tour dates for a very long time, all of us working so arduous to make it occur,” Antin said in the post. “All of us have made private & monetary sacrifices, however that is what it takes to be a staff participant in a ‘BAND.'”
“Let’s not overlook there are 5 different members of this group who I take care of deeply, who need to be heard … there are truths to this example, I simply hope at some point they see the sunshine,” Antin added — referring to members Jessica Sutta, Carmit Bachar, Ashley Roberts, Melody Thornton, and Kimberly Wyatt.
Group members Roberts, Thornton, and Wyatt have but to make a press release.
Representatives for Scherzinger and Antin didn’t instantly reply to Insider’s request for remark. Representatives for Bachar and Sutta mentioned they’d no additional remark moreover the pair’s joint assertion.
The newest information follows a grievance Antin filed in opposition to Scherzinger in Los Angeles Superior Court in September, after the Pussycat Dolls entrance girl requested “full inventive management and be afforded closing decision-making authority,” and initially refused to take part within the reunion tour till new phrases had been met, amongst different complaints.
Some followers have already bought tickets for the tour, however they had been notified of the cancellations by way of electronic mail by Live Nation.
Representatives for Live Nation, the tour’s promoter, didn’t instantly reply to Insider’s request for remark.