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N-Dubz have reassured fans that the remainder of their comeback tour will go ahead, following last night’s cancelled concert in Nottingham.
Dappy, 35, Tulisa,34, and Fazer, 35, from London, sparked fury after leaving fans waiting several hours for them to take to the stage at the Motorpoint Arena on Tuesday night. The trio posted an onscreen statement explaining that they wouldn’t be able to perform due to an “artist’s illness”.
The crowd booed and accused the band of cancelling at “the last minute”. The disappointing announcement came after Dappy’s Instagram posts earlier in the day documenting his battle with “flu-like symptoms”.
N-Dubz have apologised for the cancelled performance, while reassuring fans that the remainder of their shows including this weekend’s gigs at Utilita Arena in Birmingham will go ahead.
N-Dubz tweeted: “We are pleased to confirm that the show will go ahead tonight.
“We are so sorry to have let so many fans down in Nottingham last night, but we are pleased to confirm that the show has been rescheduled to December 7th. Tickets from last night are still valid for the new date.”
N-Dubz were able to sell out numerous dates in their tour, which was advertised as their first time reuniting in a decade.
Fans in Nottingham vented fury as they left Motorpoint Arena on Tuesday after discovering that the show had been cancelled.
An onscreen statement read: “We are very sorry to announce that due to artist illness, tonight’s performance has been postponed and will be rescheduled.
“We understand the frustration and inconvenience caused by this late announcement; however, it is just not possible for the artists to go ahead this evening.
“Full information will be available tomorrow via. the official channels.”
A flood of N-Dubz fans took to Twitter to complain that they want refunds as they wasted a large amount of time and money going to the cancelled gig.
One wrote: “I understand people can turn ill quite quickly, but to let everyone in the stadium, let us stand there buying drinks listening to the support acts & then 5 mins after n-dubz were meant to come on say they’ve cancelled?? The audacity😂”
Another said: “Took a day off, travelled over 100 miles to Nottingham arena to see N-Dubz. Sat in my seat for two hours to be informed the show was cancelled 5 mins before performing. Gutted to say the least 💔😭”
N-Dubz tweeted an apology, saying: “We’re so sorry we had to cancel the show tonight. We tried to do everything possible to make the show happen, but a doctor advised at the very last minute that Dappy was unable to perform and needed to rest tonight…
“The O2 Arena show tomorrow (November 23rd) and the rest of the tour will still be going ahead. We will make a further statement after Dappy has seen the doctor again tomorrow morning.
“We had to take this advice seriously and consider Dappy’s health so that the rest of the tour can happen, which has so far has been amazing.
“We’re deeply sorry to all the fans who travelled to see us tonight and promise to make it up to you with a new rescheduled date for the show. Dappy, Tulisa & Fazer x”
Dappy, who boasts over 368,000 Instagram followers, had been expressing that he felt unwell earlier in the day.
Dappy posted: “This always happens. Too many back-to-back shows without no proper breaks, now I’m completely f***ed. Voice basically gone, flu, chest infection etc. etc”
“Nottingham, I pray things change in the next hour with me,” he added.
Dappy later updated fans that he had completely lost his voice, saying: “I’m so sorry Nottingham.”
N-Dubz have reassured their fans who attended the cancelled Nottingham concert that their tickets will be valid at a rescheduled show on 7th December.