Gothic deejay, Tommy Lee Sparta will not be performing in Canada this weekend at a three-show series concert scheduled for Montreal, Toronto and Niagara Falls. This makes it the second time in two months that Canadian fans will be disappointed by the non-appearance of the artiste, as a show scheduled for January was also cancelled.
According to a release from Teamworx Entertainment, the producers of the highly-anticipated shows, Tommy Lee was denied a Canadian visa at the High Commission in Kingston, Jamaica, today.
The release stated: “Teamwork Productions takes this opportunity to inform the public that owing to circumstances beyond our control, the mini-tour of Canada, featuring dancehall artist, Tommy Lee Sparta, has been cancelled."
Teamwork Productions apologizes to all our prospective patrons and would like to state that we profoundly regret the inconvenience and disappointments that may arise as a result of this cancellation. We would also like to make it clear that we followed all the appropriate guidelines and made all the required deposits and payments to ensure that these shows for Montreal, Toronto and Niagara Falls would definitely take place this weekend.
Everything was moving smoothly and we were repeatedly assured by Tommy Lee’s management that there would be no visa or other issues and we were good to go. All tickets were purchased for Tommy Lee and his entourage to travel to Canada. It reached the point where Tommy Lee was to be interviewed at the Canadian High Commission in Kingston, Jamaica.
It was after the interview this afternoon (Thursday) that the officers at the High Commission in Kingston made the decision not to grant the visa to Tommy Lee. As a result of the deejay being denied the visa to travel to Canada, we had no choice but to cancel the event.
Ticket holders are being asked to return to the point-of-purchase to receive their refunds.