Patti LaBelle has canceled the remaining dates of her recent US gospel tour. From ContactMusic:
…citing differences with her promoter. The 62-year-old has postponed dates in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Cleveland, Ohio; and St Louis, Missouri, but is planning to return as soon when she finds a new promoter to join her sponsors. She says, “I really had hoped to continue to reach the gospel audience as we had originally planned.”
Apparently Patti didn’t agree with some of the tactics the promoter was using to appeal to a younger generation of gospel fans. First was the extremely ackward appearance at the closing of CBGB, and then the weird airbrushed poster of her and her god daughter, Mariah Carey, sharing a milkshake. But the final straw was when he asked her to record an audio podcast, in the nude.