Brandon Boyd & More Comment On JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Arena Tour Cancellation
Incubus frontman and announced headliner for the JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR US arena tour that was abruptly cancelled yesterday has taken to social media to share his dissatisfaction with the decision by producers to abandon the tour.
Boyd took to Twitter first to comment on the situation in a series of Tweets, sharing, "I got fired from
#JesusChristSuperstar today....but so did the rest of the cast so we're all sad together. Yeah, it's true. Tour cancelled".
Then, Boyd followed up, writing,
After that, Boyd posted a hand-drawn image on Instagram depicting two figures resting their heads on each other's shoulders, tagging it, "...".
Of note, Boyd, along with JC Chasez, Ben Forster, John Lydon and many other cast and crew members shared shots of themselves giving the middle finger as a response to the cancellation of the tour yesterday, as well.
The official statement is as follows: "Options Clause Entertainment LLC, an affiliate of S2BN Entertainment, announced today the cancellation of the Jesus Christ Superstar Arena Spectacular Tour including the previously announced show on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at Madison Square Garden. All purchased tickets will be refunded. Tickets purchased online and via telephone will be automatically refunded. Tickets purchased from outlets/venue box office must be returned to that location for refund."
Last night, the official website removed all dates and cast info, as well, as can be seen here.
According to social media reports, assembled cast and crew were informed of the cancellation yesterday afternoon following a run-through of the show. Cast members were expected to complete rehearsals for the show next week prior to embarking on a planned 50-city tour throughout the United States over the next several months.
Of note, yesterday, Times of San Diego revealed that the San Diego stop on the tour had been cancelled at the Valley View Casino Center originally scheduled for July, as reported here, with a brief news release stating: "All purchased tickets will be refunded. Tickets purchased online and via telephone will be automatically refunded. Tickets purchased from outlets/venue box office must be returned to that location for refund."
Ben Forster, who also headlined the international arena tour last year as Jesus, posted to Facebook (censored): "I am so devastated. I'm sorry to everyone who got tickets and flights..Who ever f*cked it up I hate u . But ?#IforgiveU? ?#imjesus?..wellwas x".
JC Chasez, who had been cast as Pilate, took to Twitter to share his disappointment, writing, "When it rains it pours".
Additionally, Paul Ayres shared his sadness on social media, writing, "Absolutely gutted!!"
See BroadwayWorld's complete breaking news coverage of the tour cancellation from yesterday, available here.
View the photos of Brandon Boyd pertaining to JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR below.