Promoters have cancelled the Whitney Houston show at New Plymouth's Bowl of Brooklands and are taking legal action against the district council.
The R&B diva was scheduled to perform at the TSB Bowl of Brooklands on March 6, but yesterday cancelled, with her promoter Andrew McManus Presents blaming a dispute with the venue's operator, the New Plymouth District Council.
Mr McManus said his company's lawyers were currently drawing up legal papers against the council.
"At this point in time there will be no comment due to pending legal action. We are preparing our case and that is all I can say at this stage," Mr McManus told the Taranaki Daily News.
New Plymouth Mayor Peter Tennent said the council has not yet been formally told by Mr McManus that the concert has been called off and had not heard about any legal action against it.
"Like everyone else, we heard via media release. We have had no direct notification from Andrew," he said.
Old Whitney (Jan 2006) vs New Whitney (Dec 2006)
Whitney had a makeover in 2006 - but sounds like her attitude needed a makeover. She might not be the diva she thought she was.TNL
Until next time keep rockin'
The 0800 Jukebox crew.