U.K. Leg of Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth Tour Canceled

By Michael Gioia
20 Mar 2014

Mike Tyson and Spike Lee
Mike Tyson and Spike Lee
Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

The U.K. leg of Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, Mike Tyson's one-man show chronicling the ups and downs of his life and career as a champion heavyweight boxer that was seen on Broadway in summer 2012 and was followed by a U.S. tour, has been canceled. 

A statement from Tyson posted on Live Nation reads, "With great disappoint I have to cancel the U.K. portion of my European tour. Because of new immigration laws, my status for entry is no longer eligible. However, I have taken every possible step within the parameters of U.K. law to regain entry. I am truly grateful for my U.K. fans and have always considered this country my second home so it is disheartening that I am no longer granted entry. I hope at some point I will be allowed entry back into the country that has afforded me so many cherished memories. In the mean time, I send my sincerest apologies to my fans that purchased tickets and have been inconvenienced by this due process. Please understand this is all out of my control. I was looking forward to performing and meeting you all. I hope in the near future I am still given the opportunity to do so." 

Produced on Broadway by James L. Nederlander, and directed by Spike Lee in its Broadway run, the U.K. tour was to play March 21-22 at the Hammersmith Apollo in London, March 25 at the Clyde Auditorium in Glasgow and March 26 at the Manchester O2 Apollo in Manchester.

Additionally, performances scheduled for March 29 at Folketeatret in Norway, March 30 at Falconer Salen in Denmark and April 1 at Cirkus Arena & Restaurang in Sweden have been cancelled.  



Undisputed Truth, according to press notes, "is a rare, personal look inside the life and mind of one of the most feared men ever to wear the heavyweight crown. Directed by Academy Award nominee Spike Lee, this riveting one-man show goes beyond the headlines, behind the scenes and between the lines to deliver a must-see theatrical knockout."

Created by Adam Steck, CEO of SPI Entertainment, Undisputed Truth is presented by James L. Nederlander, directed by Spike Lee, written by Kiki Tyson, executive-produced by Mike Tyson, Kiki Tyson and Adam Steck and originally directed by Randy Johnson

For more information and tickets, visit LiveNation.co.uk.