Ellen DeGeneres Cancels Summer Stand-Up Dates Just Weeks After Tour Kickoff

The comedian's "Ellen’s Last Stand…Up" tour faces unexpected cancellations in four major cities.

 Ellen DeGeneres Cancels Summer Stand-Up Dates Just Weeks After Tour Kickoff
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Ellen DeGeneres has canceled four summer stand-up dates less than a month after starting her "Ellen’s Last Stand…Up" tour. Ticketmaster informed ticket holders of the cancellations, affecting shows in Dallas, San Francisco, Seattle, and Chicago scheduled between July and August.

“Unfortunately, the Event Organizer has had to cancel your event,” Ticketmaster announced. Refunds will be issued within 14-21 days to the original method of payment. If the ticket was purchased by someone else, the refund will go to the original buyer.

The canceled dates include:

  • July 10 in Dallas
  • July 21 in San Francisco
  • July 23 in Seattle
  • August 11 in Chicago

No further details were provided for the cancellations, and representatives for DeGeneres have not yet commented.

The 66-year-old comedian announced the 27-show North American tour in late May, promoting it as the “last opportunity” to see her perform live. DeGeneres is also set to tape her final stand-up special for Netflix on August 16 and 17 in Minneapolis. Robbie Praw, Netflix's VP of Stand-Up and Comedy Formats, praised DeGeneres, calling her a "true legend and pioneer."

DeGeneres returned to comedy in 2018 with her Netflix special "Relatable" after ending her talk show in 2021. She addressed the controversy surrounding her show in a May 2021 interview on Today, following a 2020 BuzzFeed News report detailing allegations of a toxic workplace.

During an April stand-up set in L.A., DeGeneres joked about being "kicked out of show business" for being "mean," but also shared how devastating the experience was and how it took her a long time to want to perform again.

Despite the cancellations, fans are looking forward to DeGeneres' upcoming Netflix special, marking the end of her stand-up career.