Mariah Carey cancels tour of NZ and Australia

Mariah Carey.
Mariah Carey. Photo credit: Getty

Mariah Carey has cancelled her upcoming Australasian tour due to scheduling conflicts.

The Grammy winner was originally due to appear in February this year, then October, but now promoters MJR says all dates have been cancelled.

Carey confirmed the news in a statement.

"It is with much regret that I am unable to visit Australia and New Zealand later this year, however I promise to find new dates soon. I've been working away on new music and I cannot wait to share it with you later this year."

She was due to perform in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Auckland in October.

MJR said full refunds will be given and apologised for the inconvenience.

"We are disappointed that Mariah's shows are cancelled but look forward to hearing her new material soon. Full refunds will be given to all ticket holders from their original point of purchase."

The last time she was in Australasia was in 2015.