Jennifer Lopez Canceled the U.S. Leg of Her 2024 Tour and Fans Are Disappointed

"I wouldn't do this if I didn't feel that it was absolutely necessary. I promise I will make it up to you and we will all be together again."


Jun. 3 2024, Published 9:47 a.m. ET

Jennifer Lopez performing on stage for UNICEF.
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In an era when some stadium tours are more profitable than ever, other artists have had to cancel their tours for one reason or another. The Black Keys canceled their tour basically due to lack of interest, and now, Jennifer Lopez's 2024 tour has met a similar fate.

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JLo announced the news that her 2024 This Is Me...Live Tour would be canceling all of its U.S. dates planned for the summer of 2024. The announcement came on May 31 and led many to wonder why the tour had been canceled. Here's what we know about why she made the decision.

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck at the premiere of 'Marry Me.'
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Why did JLo cancel her 2024 tour?

LiveNation made the announcement that her tour was canceled, and said that JLo was "taking time off to be with her children, family and close friends."

JLo addressed the news separately through her newsletter, writing about how disappointed she was to have to change things up on her fans.

"I am completely heartsick and devastated about letting you down," she wrote. Tickets for the shows will be automatically refunded.

The tour was meant to come following her album This Is Me... Now, the singer's first new album in five years. The tour was set to kick off in Orlando on June 26 and conclude two months later in Houston.

"I wouldn't do this if I didn't feel that it was absolutely necessary," she wrote in her newsletter. "I promise I will make it up to you and we will all be together again. I love you all so much. Until next time."

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Although JLo spent plenty of time apologizing, we still don't have a concrete explanation for her decision to cancel her tour. The news comes amid rampant speculation about the state of her marriage to Ben Affleck, though. Rumors suggest that the marriage may be headed toward its end, although neither Ben nor JLo has confirmed that news. The two have been married since 2022.

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While doing interviews to promote a recent Netflix film, JLo was asked about the state of her marriage. When she was asked if the rumors of a divorce were real, JLo said “You know better than that.”

It's possible that JLo canceled the tour in an attempt to salvage her marriage, although there's another possibility that seems even more directly connected to the tour. Namely, that it simply wasn't selling tickets.

The news that JLo decided to cancel her tour could have been for the simple reason that the tour wasn't selling out venues the way that her team may have hoped. Taylor Swift and Beyonce can sell out the biggest venues in the country, but not every other artist can claim that same level of widespread popularity.

Whatever the reason, JLo's decision to cancel her tour may never become publicly available information. All we know for sure is that she won't be on the road this summer, and that she claims she'll be spending that time with her family instead.

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