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Unfortunately, due to circumstances that I can't control, we've had to cancel this leg of the Madea Gets A Job tour.

Here's why. I set a ticket price for the show starting at $25. The reason I set the price so low is so that everyone could get a chance to come out and see the show. I know how tight things are right now. I GET IT! I do not tour to make a living, I tour because I love staying connected to all of you. I love seeing your faces, hearing you laugh and seeing you enjoy yourselves. It gives me great joy. Even though it's a lot of work, I really don't mind doing it. Because of that, what I do is make sure that the promoter sets a reasonable ticket price and the prices are $25, $45 and $65. Even though I set these prices so that they are affordable, fees are added that are out of my control and the price of the tickets can almost double. Add to that, when you go online looking for tickets, IN LOTS OF CASES, you are being led to a bootlegger and you don't even know it. There are a lot of ticket bootleggers and scalpers that buy lots of shows and sell them to the public for double, sometimes triple the price. I've been dealing with this for years but now with the internet I've never seen it this bad.

Also, there are some horrible people who are pretending to be me or representing me on Facebook and charging people money to do a meet and greet on the tour. They are telling people that they are me or working for me and charging them $150 for a meet and greet after the play.  DON'T FALL FOR THIS!! That's not me.

This is so frustrating! Why are people so evil? Why can't people just get legitimate jobs and stop trying to do the wrong thing all the time? If they put the same amount of energy into doing the right thing as they do in doing the wrong thing they could make it. It's so sad.

To all of you who have bought tickets and made plans to be there I am so sorry. I really am but my hands are tied.

This was the last live Madea tour and I'm super sorry that you won't get to see it live. All refunds should be given back to you.

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  • Denise

    Tyler, thank you for looking out for your fans. We know that this is just a temporary thing and that you will find a way to connect with your fans in other ways and at a later time. Take care and God Bless! Denise

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  • Yolanda North Carolina

    Hi Tyler!! Well I was online ready to purchase my tickets for 10-20-2012 and it seems there has been a change of plans (understatement!!!). Eventually, I may get the chance to see Madea live. I guess I will celebrate my birthday weekend with one of your movies instead. Take care of yourself and continue to soar. Yolanda

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  • JoAnn Jacksonville, FL

    Hello Tyler, My heart is so sad..My sister and I planned a girl weekend out as she would be driving over from Tallahassee..we got our tickets very early... It has taken me a couple of days to absorb the news...I understand your concern and love for us (your fans) and your stand, however, the thieves are going to continue to be such until they have a heart change..Too many of our lives have been blessed and changed through how the Lord has used you..I think that we have to be careful in purchasing our tickets, we are already aware of scapers and had been reminded..Dog gone It...We had some great seats..Man....Oh, sorry I was tryna suppress my Madea, ego LOL. I love your work and look forward to seeing whats coming next..Tyler, you gotta keep doing what you're doing..May that Lord Bless you and Keep You..

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  • Pat

    Poor ticket sales is what was announced on 96.3.

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  • Jimmy

    This had nothing to do with scalpers or fees. It had to do with POOR TICKET SALES.

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  • Wendy Greensboro NC

    Y must someone always mess up and it affects everyone but them? GREED!!! Some ppl r sooooo GREEDY!!!!!!!

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    • mary scott lexington tn #1746102

      i think your shows are great and awesome especially with medea i love her charecter please dont give up everything will be alright hon just keep praying and beleving in god keep making movies and shows babe they are awesomme

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  • MADEA RASHEEN BIG FAN SAVANNAH GA

    WHY DID CANELLCED MADEA THAT S NOT FAIR BECAUSE THIS IS MADEA LAST PLAY I HOPE THIS NOT THE LAST PLAY ITS NOT SHOWING NO WERE dammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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  • B Anita Can U share more of your thoughts

    I read this is the last live madea play? IS this the last live madea play? I personally think you can do anything, but I just wanted to be clear on it. Well Madea is a rich woman and I think she should past the batton to someone else. She should at least go to church and get happy. She did get over a million dollars in the last movie. she could have an epihany and repent in church and shout. The way the sisters use to do in the old church. Crying and sweating and speaking in real tongues. You could use that to teach people how to speak in tongues and the benefits of the nine manefestations of the Holy Spirit. Well you videos should be available in walmart. The entire collection should be marketed so we can get a copy of what we do not have. I am going to miss that swag and the mystery.

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  • Tiffany Murphy North Carolina

    When I heard this I wanted to legit CRY = ( I'm 18 and this year I made up in my mind that I would see a Tyler Perry play live but see how the devil works? smh

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  • VerlindaK Norcross, GA

    Hi Tyler, I don't post comments often because my chances, like others are about one in a million when it comes to my comments reaching you. Totally understand! There are a lot of people that love you & your work. However, in the spirit of love, i could not resist the opportunity to try again in hopes that you might actually read this. Tyler, there is just so much inside me to say to you. I really am aware of the fact that things are not as they appear with you. I know that you face intense opposition behind the scenes...which is why you've been placed in my spirit to pray for you. I cover you & TPS daily in prayer. I need you to know that for years you planted into people. You brought joy & laughter to a lot of hurting people...and because of that, there comes a time when we must reap that which we have sown. All I'm saying is that--It's your time to receive the love you've put out...your time to really laugh...your time to be ministered to in areas of your life that's been totally neglected. It's your time,Tyler. Enjoy the change. Sometimes, what we call trouble is actually change. Its your reaping season. Sometimes, we are so used to giving that we sometimes forget to make time for receiving. Have lots more to say, but, of course, I can't...In the meantime, "Take care of Tyler!" There's more of you to come. Looking forward to it. VerlindaK

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  • Tasha

    Guard YOUR heart and mind! Rest in Him and trust Him for what you can't see:-) He is with you; will NEVER leave you or forsake you (even when others do). You already know this Tyler. You just needed to be reminded. Don't let no one steal your Joy! It's your strength.

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  • YOLANDA mcdonough ga

    MR.PERRY THIS HAS BEEN SOMETHING THATS BEEN GOING ON SINCE TIME IN MEMORIAL AND ITS WRONG AND YOUR FRUSTRATIONS IS UNDERSTANDABLE. BUT TYLER YOU ARE DOING MORE OF A DISSERVICE BY NOT DOING YOUR PLAY FOR THE MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WHO WAIT FOR YOU TO TOUR HAVE YOU READ YOUR POST. I HAVE BEEN FORTUNET TO SEE A LIVE SHOW AND WE PROBALLY DID PAY A LIL TO MUCH FOR TICKETS BUT IT DIDNT MATTER WE ENJOYED THE SHOW. MICHAEL JACKSON WAS ONE OF THE BIGGEST SHOWS AND PROBALLY WAS BOOTLEGG COPIES OF THRILLER BUT WHAT IF THAT WOULD HAVE MADE HIM STOP A TOURING. YOU ALWAYS TALKING ABOUT YOUR FANS AND HOW MUCH LOVE THEM. WHO IS REALLY HURTING BY THIS ACTION YOU HAVE DECIDED TO TAKE. OK WHAT ABOUT ALEX CROSS COMING OUT IN OCTOBER ITS GOING TO BE ON BOOTLEGG WHEN I GO TO MY LOCAL BARBERSHOP THEY WILL HAVE IT. LOL BUT ITS TRUE YOUR TRUE FANS DONT BUY THAT STUFF ANYWAY. I DONT LIKE ALL YOUR MOVIES BUT I GO TO THE MOVIES ON OPENING DAY TO SEE IT. AND THEN POST TO YOU IF I LIKE OR NOT. WE WOULD HAVE NO ENTERTAINMENT IF ALL CELEBRITYS,ATHLETES TOOK THIS STAND. IM FROM NEW ORLEANS BORN AND RAISED DO YOU KNOW HOW BAD TICKET SCALLPERS ARE THERE FOR SAINTS TICKETS. LAST AND FINAL YOU DID NOT HURT THE WRONG DOERS. YOU HURT THE PEOPLE WHO BOUGHT TICKETS.YOUR LETTING EVIL DOERS WIN. SORRY BUT THIS IS MY OPINION

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    • jeanine Corona #1745559

      @Yolanda, I totally agree with everything you said here... His TRUE fans was hurt by this.. I bought 4 tickets for the Vegas show, airfare, put the request in for the time off from work.. Was going to be our first time seeing him live.. I understand things happen, however canceling was CRAZY..It is like whatever now... sort of left a sour taste in my mouth... Good luck to you Tyler and I pray you keep your fan base...

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    • Arrianna NC #1745591

      I agree with you 100%. This would have been my first live performance. I have read alot of comments where people say that "true " fans should not be upset by this, but I disagree! I was so hurt and disappointed. We receive inspirational emails and facebook status updates, from Mr. Perry, saying "don't give up", or my new favorite "I don't do these plays for the money, but for my fans", and yet its the fans that are being hurt. I know that I am just one person, but I am no longer a fan.

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    • Yolanda Las Vegas #1745987

      I understand what you are saying however; when it comes to business there is a thing called Ethics. When it comes to a situation like this, Tyler Perry has an Ethical Responsibility to take a stand for his fans and do what he said he would do. He promised that his shows would be and remain at a price where people can afford to see his plays. I don't see it as the Evil Doers winning; what I see is a Business Leader taking a stand on the promises he made. Don't get me wrong I'm sure many people are hurt because the last Madea performance was canceled however; if you are Truly a fan and truly follow Tyler Perry's work, you should know that this will not be the end. If he loses fans because of this decision he made to protect his fans then they weren't fans to begin with. Mr. Perry, I want to thank you for taking the stand that you did. Many leaders in this industry only care about the money and care very little about their target audience. This is a prime example of the phrase What Would Jesus Do (WWJD). Jesus didn't come on the scene to save only the people that could afford to see Him; He lived and died for us ALL. Blessings to you!

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