If you were hoping to see Cee Lo Green on his summer tour with Rihanna, well, forget about it.
The Atlanta-based singer and current quarter of the coaching team on “The Voice” has dropped off the tour, including a July 12 date at Chastain Park Amphitheatre.
A press release cites “scheduling conflicts,” which prompts skepticism considering that the date has been on the books for months. Perhaps the additional exposure on NBC’s hit talent show is prompting Cee Lo to consider his own tour? That seems more likely than the other rumbling, that a much-publicized Twitter rant earlier this month – one tinged with anti-gay sentiments — regarding a negative review has caused the singer to bolt from the Rihanna dates.
Green’s spokesperson told The New York Times in a statement, “He always puts 100 percent into his work and with the requirements and time commitment to ‘The Voice,’ on top of heading back into the recording studio and an upcoming book, he feels that he wouldn’t give his fans the show that they deserve.”
Regardless, J. Cole will now open Ri-Ri-s tour. The 7:30 p.m. Chastain show is a non-table set-up; coolers and carry-ins will not be allowed.
Tickets are $65-$125 for reserved seating and $45 for general admission lawn seating. For more ticket information, visit www.livenation.com or call 1-800-745-3000.