Sensing Murder psychic Kelvin Cruickshank claims he is "pretty livid" and has had to cancel a series of shows in the South Island after a fellow medium allegedly placed a ban on shows being performed in the same city for six weeks either side of their performance.
In a video uploaded to Facebook, Cruickshank said he was "gutted, just gutted" to have cancelled his proposed tour dates for Blenheim, Nelson, Motueka, Westport, Greymouth and Hokitika.
The tour had been due to begin in two weeks' time.
"Another medium has made venues sign contracts that prohibits any other mediums from using the venue six weeks before or six weeks after this medium's shows. Going to smaller towns with limited venues makes this a difficult task and in August we had to reschedule Palmy, New Plymouth, Fielding, Lower Hutt and Masterton," Cruickshank said.
"Yesterday it was brought to our attention that another of the South Island venues were in breach of this mediums stand down period contract and they informed us we would no longer be able to use the venue.
"Despite this medium already selling out they wouldn't budge and so with the continuous battles with dates and venues we have regrettably had to cancel the upcoming South Island tour to Blenheim, Nelson, Motueka, Westport, Greymouth and Hokitika."
In the video, Cruickshank said there would be a lot of people who would be hurt by the cancellation, claiming they were "people that cared about people".
While he did not directly name the medium who he claimed had opposed his show, fellow former Sensing Murder psychic Sue Nicholson posted a statement on her Facebook page on Wednesday morning saying the "truth needs to be said and to clear air of bullying on social media".
Nicholson's manager, who posted on her behalf, said his client didn't want to get involved in the "petty situation".
"I will say that only ONE town was affected with this agreement the venues have in place," they wrote on Facebook.
"This town being Greymouth and Sue's show is not sold out there as stated by the other medium. The other medium only put a show up in this town three days ago," they claimed.
"There was no need for the other medium to cancel the whole tour as three of the towns Sue wasn't even going to and another two towns both mediums use different venues which is great as the community can choose who they see or they can go to both if they wish.
"We have been contacted by other venues that have this time frame in place and Sue's shows have been sold out in those towns and as a team we have agreed to the other medium booking the place within that six week time frame and it was up to said medium if they did go ahead with it and I believe they did in many towns on the North Island."
Nicholson was due to perform in Greymouth at the Regent Theatre on Wednesday, September 6. Cruickshank had planned to be at the same venue on Wednesday, September 27 in Greymouth.
On July 27, Cruickshank posted on his social media: "We're working on booking the shows for the rest of 2023 at the moment. This is how it's looking so far," before sharing the proposed dates for the South Island which were planned for September.
Newshub contacted the Greymouth Regent Theatre on Wednesday about the claims made over the stand down period at the venue and was told they would not be commenting on the matter.