Why Mariah Carey is being sued by tour promoters

She didn’t exactly have the best start to the New Year when her performance in New York’s Times Square went wrong, with the wrong backing vocals being placed. Now diva Mariah Carey is being hit with fresh troubles, with tour promoters in Chile due to launch legal action against the star followed a cancelled tour in South America last year.

The megastar said that she was shelving planning shows in Chile, Argentina and Brazil as a result of what she described as “promoter negligence”. She said on social media that she was devastated to have had to cancel part of her tour.

However, according to reports which followed, the star was alleged to have decided to cancel some tour dates because she was heartbroken having broken up with her Australian billionaire fiancé James Packer.

Launching legal action

It is now understood that Fenix Entertainment Group Chile is preparing to launch legal action in Los Angeles, claiming that it is owned for financial losses and damage to the image of its brand. The legal action is expected to centre around allegations that Ms Carey refused to perform after the tour promoter had already sold 8,000 tickets for what should have been the Hero singer’s deubt in the Chilean capital.

It is expected that the action could then lead to further legal action from the promoter’s parent company. However, Ms Carey will simply be keen to concentrate on her American tour, which is due to start in March.

Announcing she was taking a break from social media, she said that she wanted to take some time for herself and her loved ones as well as preparing for the US tour. Her decision follows difficulties during her New Year’s Eve performance, which was watched by millions of people on television and at the event.