“This has been a difficult decision to make as the idea of Wotapalava beingthe largest gay-friendly tour has attracted much enthusiasm and interest,and so much work as already gone into its organization,” CAA (the booking agency behind the tour) music chief Rob Light said. “We are already making preparations to ensure that Wotapalava will become a reality next year.”

The situation at the box office was likely made much worse when Sinead O’Connor dropped off the bill shortly after Wotapalava was first announced.

“We have made this decision with the greatest of reluctance,” PetShop Boy/Wotapalava creator Neil Tennant said, “but it seems impossible toproceed without a complete line-up of artists. We look forward to coming toAmerica next year.”

According to the festival’s official Web site, ticket refunds will be available from original points of purchase.

The Pet Shop Boys were to headline the show and the lineup also included Rufus Wainwright, Soft Cell, and The Magnetic Fields. Rumors that Grace Jones would replace O’Connor were never confirmed.

Wotapalava was scheduled to kick off July 13 in Miami for an 18-date tour.