New Kids On The Block were all set to tour Australia, but have had to cancel, blaming the economy. On their official website, Donnie Wahlberg said, “We are, in fact, in the middle of a worldwide recession and we just cannot make it work.”
He added that the group had “exhausted efforts” to get to tour their, but it had proven “too complex.”
Wahlberg added, “Despite warnings that the financial problems plaguing the world would compromise the Australian tour – they never gave up on this dream and neither did we. However – I’m sorry to say that now – it is true. We can only assure you that when the recession’s stranglehold on the world’s economies eases up a bit – we will find a way to make this work.”
That’s funny, Britney Spears is touring all over the place and hasn’t been hit by the recession. I’m just sayin’.