The concerts that the Soul Ladies will be performing at the Ziggo Dome in September have been cancelled. The group said in a statement that promotion of the event was hampered by the supermarket incident involving Glenys Grace. In the end it was decided that it was not possible to make the offer that Edsilia Rombley, Candy Dulfer, and Berget Lewis wanted.
The artists announced that it was a tough choice to cancel shows on September 23 and 24. They explained that “the negative publicity surrounding the incident involving Glennis, while the cultural sector is still recovering, has made much-needed promotion of the concerts difficult for more than three months.”
The statement stated that Grace offered to withdraw from the squad last week. However, that did not save the concerts. “Given all the developments and after extensive consultation with specialists and consultants, it is not feasible to produce the great shows that you are accustomed to from us in the short term.”
Soul ladies assure that this is not the end of the group. “Hopefully we’ll be back better than ever with a great new show.” Eventim will contact people who have tickets to the two concerts.
Grace was arrested at the end of February, along with her fifteen-year-old son and a third person, after a violent accident in an Amsterdam supermarket. The singer was arrested after arriving for a story about her son being assaulted in the store. He lit an e-cigarette and was addressed. Grace is due to appear in court in October.