Singer Robin Thicke has been rescheduled by Universal Orlando for June 7, which will also extend the park’s Mardi Gras celebrations by one week.
Thicke, who had a major hit last year with “Blurred Lines,” was supposed to perform on February 22, but cancelled the day before claiming he had lost his voice. It was later found out that it was due to problems in his family life that are now tabloid fodder.
At any rate, the parade will start that night at 8:15pm, followed by Robin Thicke on stage at 9pm. Mardi Gras festivities are included in regular park admission.
For more information, visit UniversalOrlando.com.
R&B singer Robin Thicke has cancelled his appearance at this weekend’s Mardi Gras celebration at Universal Orlando.
He was scheduled to appear tomorrow, January 22, as the headliner at the theme park’s but cancelled this show and the one in Atlanta tonight due to illness.
In a statement, Thicke says “I never want to let down my fans but I have unfortunately lost my voice and cannot perform tomorrow night. I have been looking forward to going to Universal Studios in Orlando, and am very sorry that my concert there tomorrow now has to be canceled. I apologize to everyone.”
His concert will be rescheduled to a later date, but in the meantime, Universal will continue to hold tomorrow’s Mardi Gras, with the parade and a performance by an authentic New Orleans band.
For more information on Universal’s Mardi Gras celebration, visit UniversalOrlando.com.
Universal Orlando Resort comes alive this spring with its annual Mardi Gras celebration, featuring 20 nights of concerts from the biggest names in music, starting February 8, 2014.
On select nights through May 31, guests will experience a “N’awlins”-inspired, family-friendly version of Mardi Gras at Universal Studios Florida. There will be Cajun cuisine, authentic New Orleans bands, and an evening parade, all capped off with a concert by a headlining act. All rides will be operational, too.
Several dates are yet to be filled, but here is the current list of headliners:
- Saturday, February 8: Daughtry
- Saturday, February 15: Barenaked Ladies
- Sunday, February 16: Thomas Rhett
- Saturday, February 22: Robin Thicke
- Saturday, March 1: Collective Soul
- Saturday, March 8: Prince Royce
- Friday, March 14: Cody Simpson
- Saturday, March 15: Foreigner
- Friday, March 21: A Great Big World
- Saturday, March 22: Gavin DeGraw
- Friday, March 28: Kelly Rowland
- Saturday, March 29: Weezer
- Saturday, April 5: Skillet
- Saturday, April 12: Lynyrd Skynyrd
- Saturday, April 19: Kool & the Gang
- Saturday, April 26: Mardi Gras is not scheduled for this evening
- Saturday, May 3: Nelly
- Saturday, May 10: The Wanted
- Saturday, May 17: The Roots
- Saturday, May 24: Cher Lloyd
- Saturday, May 31: Huey Lewis and the News
Universal Mardi Gras is included with regular admission, and annual passes. There is also a special Florida Resident Mardi Gras ticket for $69.99, that is good for admission after 5pm.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit UniversalOrlando.com.
One of the most popular annual events at Universal Orlando is their Mardi Gras celebration that takes place every spring, for several weeks.
Each Saturday night, the event consists of a Mardi Gras parade, and a musical headliner who performs after the parade. It takes place in the Universal Studios side of Universal Orlando.
In 2014, the event will run from February 8 through May 31, and the park has announced its first two booked acts.
Robin Thicke had one of the biggest hits of the summer of 2013 with “Blurred Lines,” and he will perform on February 22.
Also announced is UK’s hit pop group, The Wanted, who will perform May 10, in support of their new cd, Word of Mouth, due out in November.