Changes: Drake, Selena Gomez, James Blake, Icona Pop, Elton

Drake’s fall North American tour has been pushed back … Selena Gomez has called off a few gigs in Russia … James Blake is postponing a few U.S. gigs … Icona Pop reschedules its postponed West Coast dates … Elton John nixes a night in Columbus, Ohio.

Instead of launching his “Would You Like A Tour?” in late September in Portland, Ore., Drake will now kick off the outing Oct. 18 in Pittsburgh.

An announcement explains that more than a dozen gigs have been postponed because of “an intense rehearsal schedule and technical production requirements that will be part of the show.”

The shows that were originally booked between Sept. 25 and Oct. 16 will now take place between Nov. 28 and Dec. 16. The only exceptions are the following gigs, which have been canceled: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Winnipeg, Manitoba; and Cleveland. Refunds are available at point of purchase.

And one more change – the show in Columbus, Ohio, has switched venues from the Schottenstein Center to Nationwide Arena.

Here are the rescheduled gigs:

Nov. 28 – Vancouver, B.C., Rogers Arena     
Nov. 30 – Calgary, Alberta, Scotiabank Saddledome     
Dec. 1 – Edmonton, Alberta, Rexall Place     
Dec. 3 – Portland, Ore., Moda Center     
Dec. 4 – Tacoma, Wash., Tacoma Dome     
Dec. 7 – Kansas City, Mo., Sprint Center     
Dec. 8 – Minneapolis, Minn., Target Center     
Dec. 9 – Indianapolis, Ind., Bankers Life Fieldhouse     
Dec. 11 – St. Louis, Mo., Scottrade Center     
Dec. 12 – Chicago, Ill., United Center     
Dec. 13 – Columbus, Ohio, Nationwide Arena     
Dec. 15 – Buffalo, N.Y., First Niagara Center     
Dec. 16 – Auburn Hills, Mich., The Palace Of Auburn Hills

Miguel supports all dates of the tour, which also features special guests including Future.

For more information visit or click here for Drake’s Facebook page.

Selena Gomez ended her European tour a few days early by calling off gigs scheduled through next week.

Although the pop star hasn’t made an official announcement about the cancellations or commented about the specific gigs on social media, the following shows were pulled from her website’s tour page: Minsk, Belarus (Sept. 19); Kiev, Ukraine (Sept. 21); St. Petersburg, Russia (Sept. 23); and Moscow, Russia (Sept. 25).

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ABC's "Good Morning America," New York City

Gomez did appear to indicate that her tour had wrapped after her Sept. 17 show in Vienna by tweeting Sept. 18, “I had so much fun hanging with you Europe … See you all next time.”

The cancellations are reportedly linked to visa issues. The Moscow Times reports, “Gomez failed to secure a Russian visa after the government tightened the visa regime for foreign musicians in response to Madonna’s and Lady Gaga’s decisions to openly support gays during their shows in Russia last year, the organizers told RIA Novosti.”

James Blake has called off a string of U.S. dates in order to attend the Mercury Music Awards in London. His sophomore album, Overgrown, is nominated for the big prize, which is given out for the best album from the U.K. and Ireland.

Blake says the shows will be rescheduled early next year. He adds, “Sincere apologies to those who bought tickets.” The gigs were slotted in Dallas (Oct. 27), Austin (Oct. 28), Houston (Oct. 29), New Orleans (Oct. 30) and Nashville (Oct. 31). Refunds are available – or you can hold onto your ticket for the rescheduled dates.

Icona Pop is ready to make up the gigs that were postponed in late August because one half of the duo – Aino Jawo – was sick and needed time off to rest.

Photo: John Davisson
Caroline Hjelt and Aino Jawo at Lollapalooza, Grant Park, Chicago, Ill.

Here’s the plan for the rescheduled gigs:

Dec. 15 – San Diego, Calif., House Of Blues     
Dec. 17 – Los Angeles, Calif., The Fonda     
Dec. 18 – San Francisco, Calif., The Fillmore     
Dec. 20 – Portland, Ore., Wonder Ballroom     
Dec. 21 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Commodore Ballroom

Elton John can’t make it to Columbus, Ohio, for his Nov. 20 show.

According to The Columbus Dispatch, Live Nation is blaming ye olde “scheduling conflict.”

Photo: AP Photo / dpa, Florian Schuh
Waldbühne Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Refunds are available at point or purchase and tickets purchased online will be credited automatically.