Thursday, December 2, 2021

Michael Bivins Confirms the New Edition Tour is Canceled Due to Trademark Issues

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(L-R) New Edition members Ralph Tresvant, Johnny Gill, Michael Bivens. Ronnie DeVoe, Ricky Bell, and Bobby Brown arrive at the 21st Annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 23, 2008, in Beverly Hills, California.
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*Michael Bivins has delivered some bad news for fans of New Edition and the status of their reunion tour.

Recently, there was speculation that there was tension with the group. And now, Bivins has confirmed it but says he has plans to work on their issues.

You recall how Bivins announced in March 2017 that New Edition was going on tour with the cast of BET’s “The New Edition Story”? Fans were thrilled about the idea, but sadly, it’s not going to happen.

In an Instagram post on May 2, Bivins explained some of the reasons why the New Edition reunion tour isn’t going down as planned.

“I know yall need answers on why ish is not going down,” he said in the caption. “I’m on record this morning on behalf of Orchard Park Projects, Boston, Maurice Starr, Candy Girl and all that have participated and worked for this organization.I will do my part and talk and open up communication to get this ish back on track Ralph, Ricky, Ronnie, Bobby, Johnny & Brooke. With love and honor and respect at the table, God can do his work Good am & God Bless Michael L.Bivins #Bivfam and my big brothers.”

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Allegedly, the reason why the group isn’t touring together has to do with an ongoing feud over the New Edition trademark, The Boombox reported. Members Johnny and Ralph own it and are allegedly refusing to add the other group members.

Despite New Edition not touring, Bell Biv DeVoe (Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, and Ronnie DeVoe) are still performing. The trio will hit the road this summer on a few dates.

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Sporty Wednesday Quote : This is my statement to all of you Family , Friends , Fans ! Yesterday I spent a day campaigning with a good brother @doitalldu in Newark,NJ as he is running for City councilman at large on Tues may 9th.But the kids and elderly folks all asked me about New Edition.My long drive home yesterday I said God help me release all my disappointment and receive all your steps you take to fix and help those in need of a breakthrough.We all felt like the victim at times in our long career and sometimes , it rears its head at the wrong time and last year was God’s time for us to smell our roses and to do what we do best Entertain.Family business is family business and I know yall need answers on why ish is not going down ( the Big Tour , Part 4,5,6 of more of the movie, or anything else you do to celebrate with your fans) I’m on record this morning on behalf of Orchard Park Projects , Boston , Maurice Starr , Candy Girl and all that have participated and worked for this organization.I will do my part and talk and open up communication to get this ish back on track Ralph, Ricky , Ronnie , Bobby , Johnny & Brooke. With love and honor and respect at the table , God can do his work Good am & God Bless Michael L.Bivins #Bivfam and my big brothers

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In June, they will be performing with New Edition alum Bobby Brown and in August, BBD will rock the mic with Boyz II Men, Jodeci, and En Vogue. To peep their tour itinerary and buy tickets, head over to Songkick.com.

Meanwhile, Bivins is expecting a new arrival in the family. His wife, Teasha Bivins, is about to give birth any day now. The couple held a baby shower last month, and among the guests were The Breakfast Club host DJ Envy and his wife Gia Casey. Check out the photo below.

 

Life? #bivfam #love #support #goodtimes #lifeisgood #happiness

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Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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