Rising British pop star Jessie J has pulled out of her Tuesday performance in Auckland, blaming "unexpected production issues".
The Do It Like A Dude hitmaker was scheduled to perform at Vector Arena ahead of several Australian tour dates, but a statement issued this afternoon said she could no longer make the show.
It is the second time Jessie J has pulled out of a New Zealand appearance after she cancelled a two-day visit last May, including a free performance at Sylvia Park mall, citing family commitments.
Tuesday's Auckland gig, on February 28, is the only date affected by what the statement called "unexpected production issues arising from rehearsals which have led to unforeseen delays".
The 23-year-old apologised to her fans and promised to return soon.
"You guys have no idea how disappointed I am that I am unable to start my tour how I intended to, by meeting my amazing New Zealand fans," she said.
"I promise I will be back as soon as I can to give you a show you'll all remember. Thank you for all your support and once again I am so very sorry."
Jessie J is known for the No. 1 singles Price Tag and Domino, from last year's album Who You Are.
Full refunds are available.
It's not the only concert to be affected by late cancellations this summer.
Just weeks ago, Roxette pulled out of a Vector Arena show at the last minute after guitarist Per Gessle fell ill on his flight from Stockholm.
They also promised to return as soon as they could.
- Herald online