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Rita Ora cancels St. Pete Pride performance 'due to unforeseen circumstances'

Posted at 5:34 AM, Jun 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-10 08:33:11-04

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — St. Pete Pride organizers are working to find a new performer after singer and recording artist Rita Ora canceled all upcoming tour dates.

According to a release from St. Pete Pride, Ora's cancellation includes here previously scheduled concert on Saturday, June 22 at Straub Park.

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“Our team was notified on Saturday, June 8th, that Rita has canceled all upcoming events for the next several weeks due to unforeseen circumstances,” said Luke Blankenship, Executive Director of St Pete Pride.

Blankenship added that St. Pete Pride and their partners are actively working to schedule an alternative act for Saturday evening’s Post-Parade performance.

Fans who purchased meet and greet tickets, as well as VIP tickets for Rita Ora, will be refunded, according to Blankenship. For more information, email

For more information on the upcoming Pride Celebration, which will be held Friday, June 21 through Saturday, June 23, click here.