Tyler Perry cancels 'Madea' tour over ticketing scams
Posted September 17, 2012
Raleigh, N.C. — Tyler Perry announced Monday that the remainder of his "Madea Gets a Job" tour, including an Oct. 20 performance at Raleigh's PNC Arena, has been canceled.
"Unfortunately, due to circumstances that I can't control, we've had to cancel this leg of the (tour)," Perry said in a news release.
On his website, Perry said he was forced to cancel the tour because of bootleggers who inflate ticket prices by double or triple and "horrible people" who are impersonating him on Facebook, charging people $150 for a meet and greet after the performance.
"DON'T FALL FOR THIS!! That's not me," Perry writes on his website.
"Why are people so evil? Why can't people just get legitimate jobs and stop trying to do the wrong thing all the time?" he adds. "To all of you who have bought tickets and made plans to be there, I am so sorry."
Anyone who purchased tickets through Ticketmaster or the PNC Arena box office is eligible for a refund.