Christina Aguilera has pulled her US tour on the grounds that... well, she simply doesn't have the time:
Aguilera’s handlers cited timing issues related to the scheduled June 8 release of her album “Bionic” and the fall premiere of the feature film “Burlesque,” in which she co-stars with Cher.
“The singer felt she needed more time to rehearse the show and with less than a month between the album release and tour date this wasn't possible,” read the statement.
I'm just going to give a moment for your blood to warm up again after hearing about a film called Burlesque involving Cher, before suggesting that Aguilera's main worry would have been learning how to sing to half-empty rooms.
The tour will now happen in 2011, claim LiveNation, although they can't stress enough that it's refunds, not rebookings.