UPDATE: Word now comes from the tour's publicist that the tour is, in fact, not canceled, but that certain tour dates were not selling well and were thus removed from the schedule. These include Grand Prairie, Houston and Phoenix. The tour will supposedly pick back up in San Francisco on February 28, although I wouldn't hold your breath.
Just five days into Mike Tyson's Undisputed Truth national tour, the former boxer-turned-entertainer has thrown in the towel. The rest of the tour, including his scheduled date at Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie on Tuesday, has been canceled.
The reason given? "Scheduling conflicts," according to Scott Strong of AEG Live, who heads PR for the venue. Which naturally raises the question: If a three-month tour wasn't at the top of Mike Tyson's schedule, then what was?
Of course, as we previously detailed, at this point in time, nothing Tyson does comes as a surprise. A man who gets convicted of rape, raises pigeons as a hobby, bites off a chunk of Evander Holyfield's ear, gets a face tattoo and becomes a go-to cameo actor can literally do anything without it being labeled shocking.
The show received a relatively warm review from the Chicago Tribune over the weekend, so it's doubtful the tour was canceled for any particular problems with the show. As of right now, there's no word on when or if the tour will be rescheduled.