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Inside Cancellations of Season’s Biggest Tours, From Rihanna to U2

Kelly Clarkson

Summer Tour Apocalypse

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Lilith Fair, which includes headliners Sarah McLachlan, has canceled 10 shows due to soft sales and, some concert-business sources have said, a lackluster marketing campaign. Kelly Clarkson (pictured) has also dropped off the tour to complete a new album.

The Jonas Brothers

Jonas Brothers

Morigi

Jonas Brothers

JoBro mania seems to have cooled this touring season. The band cancelled 16 dates and rescheduled seven, although sales of tickets in Toronto, Boston and New York City have been strong.

Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera

Mazur

Christina Aguilera

The pop star has postponed her entire summer tour until 2011, saying she needs to focus on promoting her new album, Bionic, and finish other commitments for movies like Burlesque. The rescheduled dates will be announced later this year.

Simon and Garfunkel

Simon and Garfunkel

Harrison

Simon and Garfunkel

The duo canceled their Old Friends reunion tour indefinitely due strain on Garfunkel's vocals. "I do feel bad about disrupting so many people's plans but, as I continue to mend, I can't yet bring my 'A Game' to a tour, and I would not perform for you with anything less," Garfunkel said in a statement posted on the duo's website.

U2

U2

Kravitz

U2

U2 postponed all 16 dates of the North American leg of their 360° Tour and canceled their first-ever headlining performance at this year's Glastonbury Festival in the U.K. after Bono underwent emergency back surgery in May.

American Idols Live Tour

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American Idols Live Tour

The American Idols Live tour (featuring Lee DeWyze and Crystal Bowersox, from left) canceled eight shows and rescheduled a handful in markets like Cleveland, Buffalo, Toronto and Kansas City reportedly due to poor ticket sales.

Limp Bizkit

Limp Bizkit

Foley

Limp Bizkit

Limp Bizkit canceled a 25-date summer comeback tour of ampitheaters with the hopes of rescheduling it for a fall arena trek. "Limp is not an ampitheater band," frontman Fred Durst (left) posted on his Twitter. "We like to see less seats in front of the stage and more floor filled w[ith] fans going bananas."

Rihanna, Ke$ha

Rihanna and Ke$ha

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Rihanna and Ke$ha

Production changes caused Rihanna and Ke$ha to cancel the July 2 kickoff of the Last Girl on Earth tour. Dates in Phoenix, Dallas and Atlanta have also been scrapped.

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