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Unfortunately, due to circumstances that I can't control, we've had to cancel this leg of the Madea Gets A Job tour.

Here's why. I set a ticket price for the show starting at $25. The reason I set the price so low is so that everyone could get a chance to come out and see the show. I know how tight things are right now. I GET IT! I do not tour to make a living, I tour because I love staying connected to all of you. I love seeing your faces, hearing you laugh and seeing you enjoy yourselves. It gives me great joy. Even though it's a lot of work, I really don't mind doing it. Because of that, what I do is make sure that the promoter sets a reasonable ticket price and the prices are $25, $45 and $65. Even though I set these prices so that they are affordable, fees are added that are out of my control and the price of the tickets can almost double. Add to that, when you go online looking for tickets, IN LOTS OF CASES, you are being led to a bootlegger and you don't even know it. There are a lot of ticket bootleggers and scalpers that buy lots of shows and sell them to the public for double, sometimes triple the price. I've been dealing with this for years but now with the internet I've never seen it this bad.

Also, there are some horrible people who are pretending to be me or representing me on Facebook and charging people money to do a meet and greet on the tour. They are telling people that they are me or working for me and charging them $150 for a meet and greet after the play.  DON'T FALL FOR THIS!! That's not me.

This is so frustrating! Why are people so evil? Why can't people just get legitimate jobs and stop trying to do the wrong thing all the time? If they put the same amount of energy into doing the right thing as they do in doing the wrong thing they could make it. It's so sad.

To all of you who have bought tickets and made plans to be there I am so sorry. I really am but my hands are tied.

This was the last live Madea tour and I'm super sorry that you won't get to see it live. All refunds should be given back to you.

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  • jalen orlando

    this is the second time in a row you canceled orlando i'm starting to beileve you may never come to orlando with madea again.

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  • Tina Lakeland, FL

    Tyler, Great job for forcing these scalpers to quit over charging. I wanted to say I really love all of your shows, and was looking forward to the Madea Gets Job, play that was coming to our town in Nov. I have never seen a play live, and I hope to one day. But staying true to what you believe in , "Is the most important.

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    • Michael NLR, Arkansas #1744594

      Problem is - this won't have any affect at all on the scalpers and bootleggers. This only hurts the fans. Tyler's beef is with the venues who ALLOW the scalping by giving over ticket sales to these companies. With technology as it is today, there is no NEED for any of these major venues to pawn off ticket sales to these legal thieves.

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  • Looking Side-Eyed (California)

    Can't say that i fully understand. Bootlegging, scalping, scamming, scheming, have been going on forever. And yes, even places like TicketMaster charge outrageous fees, but that's how businesses stay in business. You pay for the convenience. Now all of the people who bought their tickets legitimately are being dismissed. And the worse thing is that your decision will not make one bit of difference to the crooks. They'll still do the exact same thing at some other event. The people who already lost their money, sadly, have already lost their money. I have tickets to a show in late October, so still have time to do something else, but some people are being notified only days before the show that it's been cancelled...Oh, well, they're just out of luck. Really? People will get reimbursed for the show ticket, but those who had airline tickets, hotel reservations, etc., may not get refunded at such a late date, or will possibly be charged huge cancellation fees. IMHO, the shows should still go on, and just give a heads up to your fans not to fall for the okey-doke, or the banana-in-the-tailpipe-trick, suggest that they verify they are being directed to a legitimate site. I do believe that your intentions are honorable, and you are probably more hurt than anybody, but this is extremely hard for the people that love and respect and support you.

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  • Nichole Hayn New Port Richey, FL

    So mad about this....I really feel like you should be able to do something else other than cancel your tour.

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    • Norma sloan Pennsylvania #1744867

      Nichol hayn....of florda....and I feel you can pray over the situation....have u ever thought maybe that why he had to cancel because tyler has to take some times to pull bace and see what he is able to do about the situation....some lady stated on the message board that the situation with tyler is bigger then he is not god is the bigger then any one trying to be dishonest....lean on god tyler have faith and the lord will see u this thing...to all those that in prayer for tyler god bless your hearts!

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  • Ruby Andrews Chicago, Ill

    Hi Tyler, I know very well what has happened here, because I am an entertainer, my husband was with The Chi-Lites, he passed almost three years ago, Robert "Squirrel"Lester. What I use when I do huge concerts is mail order, that way tickets and funds come to your establishment, details are too intricate to post here, but it is a really good idea. That way you can control what goes out and what comes in, and you keep your own books. Look into it, it may help...As in Always, Ruby Andrews-Lester.

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    • susieq falmouth #1744543

      ohmna man tyler this is wicked man ihope god is on your side well he does anwerour prayers well hecapen anothe rdoor for u tyler if ihad the moneyicann help u

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  • AJP Overland Park, ks

    This is just ridiculous. No wonder the touring game has become so sparse. I remember having to deal with the T-Shirt bootleggers but this type of misrepresentation is truely with out a doubt criminal. SMH, sad sad sad. Big up's on getting that Alex Cross lead looking forward to watching you in action.

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  • CeeMo Big "D" Dallas, Texas

    "TP are ya w** me?...Oh yeah...We havin church we ain't goin no where!"...lol I love that verse in Kirk Franklin's song, although he actual says, "GP" are you with me? Anyway, I lead in with those words because the title of that particular song is STOMP and sometimes....well ALL of the time, we have to stomp on that devil's head. We have to put our foot on his neck, stomp the life out of him..... See the bible teaches us that "the wealth of the wicked is laid up for the righteous", not the other way around! You righteously put your foot down and stopped the devil and his imps from prospering "off you". You did the right thing, You gut punched the devil, he's a sucka! Just to let you know, I was approached by someone selling tix for $150....that's so sad...because I bought the ticket with counterfeit money and enjoyed a good show....LOLOLOLOLOL!!!!....That's NOT a true statement, I have not seen the show....but boy that would have been hilarious! Enjoy your many blessings Tyler.

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  • Stephanie Fresno, CA

    Tyler, first of all I want to say I completely understand and truly support your decision because I really feel that the fees being added on to ticket prices are rediculous and it is not to see an entertainer who truly does care more about his fans and less about just making the money. I have a suggestion. I know that you probably will be releasing the DVD for this play and for the movie Witness Protection pretty soon and I was thinking maybe the people who had purchased tickets for the play should receive the DVD free if they hold on to their stub proof of purchase. God Bless You Tyler and stay strong remember, No weapons formed against you shall prosper!

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  • Cancelled Birthday Gift Washington Georgia

    This would have been my first time ever attending one of Madea's plays and it was a Birthday gift to myself. It is a sad occasion for me but I understand the reason behind everything. I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason so maybe it will happen later in the future for us all.

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    • Judy Willias Warner Robins, Georgia 31093 #1744545

      It would not have been a birthday gift for me but it was have been a girls night out for me and some more friends. Our first time going to one of Tyler Perry's live plays. Oh well God has a plan for everything that has happen. God bless you Tyler. We love you!

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  • Gina Alexander Columbus Ohio

    I just looke on the comments to make sure I understood correctly about the cancellation of the Madea Gets a Job tour to find a mini Facebook. I guess there are ignorant people everywhere, but if you dont have words of encouragement or no understanding of business maybe you should not even be on this website. Seems people with so much to say have all the time in the world to brow beat and point fingers! I say to you....May God have mercy on your souls and I pray you get it together soon. And TP, dont sweat the small stuff! There is so much more in store for you :). This is only a storm to weather....hold out your hand and catch the poncho and know you are "covered" in Jesus name. Much love to you.....

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  • Donna LA

    I am completely devastated!! This was on my bucket list!!!!! I have talked about this for months. I don't blame you Tyler. It just makes me lose more faith in humanity.

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  • Sherry Clinton, Tn

    Wow..that is just sad that people would take advantage of your name like that. I had actually thought about getting tickets and taking my son and daughter. We love all of the Madea movies as well as your other work. Sorry that so many of Madea's fans won't get to see the tour, but as fans we understand.

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