Sizzla Visa Denied – Statement From Booking Agency Enclosed – Diva Nikki Z


After much anticipation for Sizzla’s return to performing on US soil, his US Tour has hit a roadblock.

Below is a statement from Stephen Brush who is spearheading the tour organization.

“Sorry for the mass email but I am beside myself. In 15 years of

agenting and working with International artists from every area of the

world, I have never seen anything so screwed up as this mess with

Sizzla’s immigration. Sizzla, Myself, His Lawyer were all promised the

moon and the stars when we began booking this tour. We were so careful

that we allowed a 3 month leeway to secure all the appropriate Visas

beyond when the immigration attorney said she would have them. . He

was given his I129 and O1-B Status and all was presented as well. In

short, the interview today did not go well and they denied his entry

into America.

It is not a dead issue, but I am no longer comfortable waiting and

seeing. What I would like to do is postpone the tour and look at

rebooking it for February and March. In the meantime once he does gain

entrance into the states, we will fly him over to do a national press

release on the tour and explain how all of the promoters on this tour

were so supportive and patient with the process.

I am deeply saddened by the news and I can say this is one of the

worst weeks in my career. I would like to speak with each and every

one of you and welcome a call. For the sake of alleviating some stress

right now, I ask that we at least wait untilΒ mondayΒ to speak. I am at

a loss for words and very upset. My company worked very very very hard

and was given some unfair guidance and as a result we as you are left

holding the bulk of this disaster. I am confident in Sizzla and I do

really like he and his management team. They are good people and we

expect that this will be a very lucrative tour in MArch and April. We

are hoping to have his clearances overturned in the coming week or

two. I really need to be extra careful and limit any more last minute

cancellations. I hope you understand and we will be in touch next

week.”

Stephen Brush

INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS AGENCY

via Sizzla Visa Denied – Statement From Booking Agency Enclosed – Diva Nikki Z.

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