Boxing champ Mike Tyson has cancelled several upcoming dates for his one-man stage show "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth." According to tickemaster.com, shows in Houston, Texas, Cincinnati, and Louisville, Kentucky, are officially cancelled. (The San Diego performance on March 5 has moved to a different theater.)
The show, which bowed on Broadway last April, and kicked off its 10-week national tour two weeks ago in Indianapolis, played to favorable reviews in Chicago on Feb. 22.
Though the Internet rumor mill is swirling with speculation that the tour, scheduled to run through May, is perhaps in jeopardy, tickets are still on sale for a majority of the remaining dates via www.ticketmaster.com and the tour's official site at www.tysonontour.com.
In prepared statements, both Tyson and James L. Nederlander, the tour's producer, vehemently deny the tour is cancelled.
"I am huge supporter of Mike and this compelling show. Unfortunately tickets sales in certain markets did not support the scope of the tour originally planned and we've pulled back in a few markets. The tour is still traveling to numerous cities. Mike has been the consummate professional and I'm proud to bring Mike's talent and story around the country." - James L. Nederlander, Producer
"Due to circumstances beyond my control, certain cities on my Undisputed Truth tour have been cancelled. I am so appreciative of my fans and all of my supporters. I sincerely apologize to anyone that was inconvenienced by these cancellations. I was looking forward to doing a great show for you and hope at a later date that I am still able to do so." - Mike Tyson