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Union J fans rage as X Factor band ‘cancels’ reunion tour without official announcement: ‘Completely out of order’

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Jamie Hamblett, George Shelley, Josh Cuthbert and Jaymi Hensley don’t appear like they’re heading out on tour in any case (Image: Ken McKay/Thames/Shutterstock)

It doesn’t appear like Union J’s reunion tour goes forward – and followers aren’t glad.

The band – who shaped on The X Issue in 2012 earlier than formally disbanding in 2019 – introduced in December final yr that they might hitting the street for a particular reunion tour in spring 2023.

Dates included Newcastle’s O2 Metropolis Corridor on Could 26, ending off in Liverpool’s Empire Theatre on June 3.

Nevertheless, beforehand excited followers have been left fuming after reportedly receiving emails from Ticketmaster, stating that their tickets for the reveals had been refunded.

One fan shared the message she obtained from the Empire Theatre, which learn: ‘Sadly, as a consequence of unexpected circumstances, the promoters of the present have taken the troublesome choice to cancel the efficiency that was as a consequence of happen on 03 June 2023.

‘We perceive the frustration this can trigger and apologise for any inconvenience.’

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The band shaped on The X Consider 2012 and had been as a consequence of embark on a reunion tour this spring (Image: Instagram)

The gutted fan wrote alongside her tweet: ‘The silence from them on all of that is truly disrespectful’.

She wasn’t the one one claiming to have obtained details about a refund, as one other tweeted: ‘I used to be so confused after I obtained the e-mail and noticed they haven’t stated something’.

Others additionally expressed their frustration after spending some huge cash on tour bills.

‘Secure to say I gained’t be risking shedding any extra money on this band sooner or later now! Yeah we’ve obtained refunds however a few of us have misplaced cash in journey and motels had a sense this might occur however it’s been dealt with horrendously!’, one fan tweeted.

‘Not shocked the Union J tour has been cancelled, for a band that was gone for years, they wanted WAY extra promo to efficiently promote tickets. Utterly out of order followers needed to discover out by way of emails from the ticket corporations and never the band or administration themselves’, one other penned.

One other blasted: ‘union j are “all concerning the followers” however couldn’t even announce the tour being cancelled themselves after holding us all at midnight for months. disenchanted tbh’.

The group’s official social media pages are but to share any formal announcement, having been inactive on their Instagram web page – which boasts 244k followers – for weeks.

They’ve continued posting on their particular person accounts, nonetheless, with out addressing the matter.

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Union J had been put collectively as a four-piece on Simon Cowell’s ITV expertise present alongside George Shelley, who give up the group in 2016.

They had been initially signed to RCA Information and launched their first single, Carry You, in June 2013, shortly adopted by Stunning Life.

Former Stereo Kicks singer and fellow X Issue Casey Johnson changed George in 2016, however the band’s bosses quickly dropped him.

George was as a consequence of rejoin his bandmates for the reunion reveals later this yr however, if emails from ticket corporations are something to go by, that doesn’t appear to be going forward.

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