Anyone who is shamelessly aware of Mariah Carey's recent life developments can agree that the past few months haven't been the easiest on her. But as every diva knows, the show must go on. Keeping in tune with that spirit, Carey hasn't missed a beat since parting ways with her longtime manager Jermaine Dupri, experiencing embarrassingly low sales of Me. I am Mariah...The Elusive Chanteuse and dealing with the speculation surrounding her troubled marriage to Nick Cannon. Per Billboard, Carey will take her Elusive Chanteuse show to Australia.
The tour kicks off on Nov. 2 in Perth and will make seven stops at a few arenas and "two exclusive winery dates." Although Carey bypassing the US on this tour implies she might be a little salty at our collective failure to support her elusive efforts, I'm still glad to see her continuing to promote this album despite the personal and professional setbacks the latter part of this year hath wrought.
I'm not sure I'd be able to continue the diva charade amidst all this drama, although for someone who spends $46K a year on her dogs, there's no question about Carey's diva authenticity. It's almost as if her designer shoes contain some magical fairy dust that allows her to glide right on over all of life's muddy puddles and onto the safety of higher and drier ground. Then again, maybe it's not magic, and it's really due to Carey's undying belief that butterflies and charm bracelets await her at the end of the rainbow.
In private, Carey might be cradling a diamond-encrusted Kleenex box while she has "I Don't Wanna Cry" on repeat, but you have to admit she's super resilient. After all, this is a woman who turned a serious shoulder injury into a fashion statement by performing in bedazzled slings.
No matter the source of her ability to keep on keepin' on, Carey's resilience is infectious and I just hope that her efforts build up enough momentum to give this album a second wind.