Walton Arts Center officials today announced the cancelation of the Jim Belushi & the Chicago Board of Comedy performance scheduled for April 10. According to a news release, Belushi recently accepted a film role which conflicts with the Fayetteville performance.
The box office will contact ticketholders directly with information on how to donate the value of the tickets, exchange them for another performance, or receive a full refund. There are no plans to reschedule.
Belushi extended his apologies to his fans in the letter below:
Livin’ on the edge! Actor, writer, singer, bandleader, Blues Brother, director, author: I’ve got to have so many jobs just to make a living. It’s the gypsy life and scheduling is the tragedy of my existence. I am terribly disappointed to not come to the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville, a show that we have been looking forward to this past year. A glorious opportunity has presented itself in a wonderful movie script that shoots in Utah this April. It’s a great role, it’s a must-do, it’s an opportunity that if I don’t seize, I feel I will regret for the rest of my career. We want to be in Arkansas and we want to play in Arkansas. Arkansans have a great sense of humor and would love our spontaneous improvisational comedy show. I hope the disappointment isn’t too great for all the fans who love comedy and improvisation. I send along my deepest apologies and regrets and I hope the opportunity for our circles to meet again will soon arise. Thank you for your understanding and I hope that you all will go out and see the movie.