Summer's Over Tour Coming to Denver Sans Jeremih

Keep Westword Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

Artists Jeremih and PARTYNEXTDOOR might seem like a perfect touring match. Both are acclaimed R&B artists. Both love to sing about ladies' behinds. But their chemistry hasn't exactly been palpable throughout their Summer's Over Tour. In fact, after a series of strange performances, the tour — which hits Denver's Fillmore Auditorium on Tuesday, December 6 — is continuing without opener Jeremih.

The news is only a little surprising, as the two have allegedly disagreed from the start of the tour. Jeremih argued for co-headliner status, and when that wish wasn't granted, the strange behavior ensued.
Social-media and music-news outlets picked up on the artists' disputes last week. During their November 29 performance at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, Jeremih's home town, Jeremih reportedly walked on stage nearly two hours after his set time. When the sound crew cut him off after three songs, he threw his microphone down, shouted profanities and walked off that stage.  

The following night, at the Revention Music Center in Houston, was even more strange. Show-goers took to Twitter and Instagram to announce their suspicions that Jeremih's performance wasn't even carried out by him, but by a stunt double — a man in sunglasses, a hat and hood that covered his face. The stunt double lip-synced the singer's entire set.  

At their Dallas show the next night, December 2, Jeremih's doleful self-pitying continued. Mid-set, he halted his performance for a monologue, calling PND and his crew names and saying that a "fake-ass budget" had been pressed on him during the tour. It was dramatic. It was uncomfortable. It resulted in Jeremih's removal from the tour.

On Sunday morning, Live Nation released the following statement on the matter:

Live Nation’s top priority is helping artists and performers create great shows for their fans. With this in mind, we've decided it's best for the Summer’s Over Tour to continue without Jeremih, effective immediately. After multiple incidents we are left with no other choice. We do not support these actions or take these actions lightly. Ticketholders may request a full refund at point of purchase, which will forfeit access to the entire show. No partial refunds will be issued.

For fans who bought tickets in hopes of seeing Jeremih, it looks like you'll have to catch him on another tour — one that allots him all the attention he feels he deserves, hopefully. On the other hand, Canadian artist PND seems to be holding things down. 

Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.