Alanis Morissette Leeds: Angry fan left £200 out of pocket after traveling for hours around town before cancellation

Alanis Morissette canceled her gig at Leeds First Direct Arena minutes before the show started on Friday night.

The Canadian-American singer-songwriter was due to take the stage as part of her UK tour, but announced shortly after 6pm that she could not perform – after the doors opened.

Some bewildered fans received the news via text message.

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The first direct arena in Leeds and, inset, Alanis Morissette pictured in 2012. Photos: JPIMedia/PA.

In a message to her fans, Alanis said: “I feel so sad to have to cancel tonight’s show in Leeds.

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“The whole range of my voice is gone today, I thought I could get through like we did last night.

“But here we go. I love you and I’m so sorry and I know I’ll see you again soon.”

Ticket holders took to social media to express their disappointment.

Graeme Tuck, 55, traveled from Hartlepool to the show – who had been waiting ‘over two years’ to see Covid postponements.

He had booked an expensive hotel and had gone for the show before being informed of the cancellation by text message.

Graeme said the cancellation was “a little disappointing” and hoped it could be postponed.

Speaking to YEP, he said: “We came from Hartlepool and had booked one night.

“The hotel was just under £200.

“I understand these things happen, but canceling rather than postponing is a bit of a stretch.

“All the money wasted and not seeing the show.”

Graeme said he had been excited for years to see the singer.

He added, “I’ve been waiting for this concert for over two years.

“We arrived around 5 p.m. and settled into the hotel.

“Ticketmaster also retains the booking fee.

“I’m more embarrassed not to see the show than losing money.

“We ended up going for a few drinks.

“My wife and I are big fans of live music.”

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