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Due To Circumstances That I Can't Control...

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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  • Melly

    I see all these comments about supporting you for your decision but nowhere in your statement did I see an actual reason to let so many people down. So what if people are being shady? You cancel a tour because of that? You've never encountered shady people before? I am dumbfounded that people actually support you when you gave such a BS reason. I think you are just thinking about your movie and money and no longer care about your fans.

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  • sabrina NY,NY

    OMG Tyler, I am so upset that you cancelled your tour to Madison Square Garden.. I don't think it's fair. I think you could of made something happen.. You can always tell a bootleg ticket from an original.. You should of let your fans know where to get the tickets from so we could of known which ones were real and which ones were fake.. I am a big fan of yours.. I hope there can be some way you can make it up to us who had bought tickets to go see you... XOXO!!!

  • Linda McMillian Fayetteville NC

    I just found out about the cancellation of your show for next weekend. Sad to hear it's not coming, but I truly understand. I will call TicketMaster for my refund. It was worth all $155.00 to see your play. I wish you all the best with Oprah I know you guys will do well. I am going to miss Madea, but I have the CDs. I wish you continued success in all your future plays and movies. Remember what God got for you no man can stop or take God Bless.

  • Lisa Brady Oakland Ca.

    I am very sad to say that i wont ever ever get to see your productions live i am a very devoted fan i have all bet 3 plays and 2 movies . i was never able to catch a seat at any of your other live productions due to me not seeing advertisements , dates conflicting with my work schedule at the oakland colisume , or i couldnt get a sent where i was able to see over everone .. but when you put this play on dvd i would love to be one of the first to own it , i am willing to sent the money if you send an address . cant wait to see what you come up w. next get keep up th' awsomenesss ! -LISA

  • Tamara Brown Paterson, NJ

    It's very unfortunate, but sometimes you have to do what you have to do. I just look forward to seeing whatever God inspires you to do in the future, incluing the upcoming movie. God's Blessings!

  • Griselle House Belvidere, IL

    Tyler: I am sorry to hear you had to cancel the show. You may the best decision that you could. I love your high level of integrity and wish you great success. I can't wait to see your new movie Alex Cross!! Take care!

  • Lynn United States

    My heart is broken! My husband and I struggle everyday to just get through another day. We had finally planned to come to NY Madison Square Garden. We've never been there and we've never seen a Tyler Perry live play and wanted so bad to attend. I was just getting ready to book our train tickets and purchase tickets to the play and found out it was cancelled. Then I looked at your site and found out why. People are so greedy, dishonest, and just pure evil and hateful. They make it hard for everyone else. When my heart stops hurting I'll tell my husband that we won't be going after-all. You have bought a lot of laughter into our home and its deeply appreciated. I do look forward to seeing your movie, Alex Cross. But I REALLY wanted to see this play. Take care and thank you.

  • Michelle Tampa

    Hello Mr, perry. Myself and my son are die hard fans. And love everything you do. My son Alonzo can re-sight every line from every movie and play, we are so upset that we will not be able to see you live. All he ever talks about is "Madia" I hope that tie will change things.... god bless Thank you!!!!!

  • Tlyasha Smyrna, GA

    Hi Mr Perry, I would like to add, I don't know if its been said before or if you had thought of it. That you add to your growing adventure your own ticket master. For all your events people can go online through your website to purchase the tickets. It was a thought. But yes it is said how people can be so desperate at doing evil. May God continue to use you to bring laughter to this world.

    • tiffany Fl #1751129

      So sad my husband was going to take me for my B-day & it was the first play I could get him to go to. But you are a smart man & you know what you are doing. But What a smart idea to set up your own ticket center maybe not now but in a few years you would be able to do this so u can do your plays & not worry about your fans getting treated wrong. Best of luck

  • Angel Jordan south euclid

    It is so sad, that you have to cancel your play do to ignorance. I love everything that you have worked so hard on and truly believe that you are very upset of some people, it's a shame what some people do to make a dollar that is simply the root to all evil. Those that love you and your work should have nothing but understanding it was out of your hands and out of control. I still will always be a supporter of you Mr.Perry! Can not wait to see you in Alex Cross cause that's some hard shoes to fulfill behind Mr. Morgan Freeman(lol). Keep doing what you love and what the lord has blessed you to do.

  • India Reeder Ninety Six, SC

    I hate the show was cancelled. Some things are always gonna be out of our control. Its sad that people cant get jobs and dont want jobs so they try to take from the ones who do work hard and enjoy splurging on some good clean entertainment!!! Thanks for all you do!!

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