Michael Bivins Confirms the New Edition Tour is Canceled, Are Trademark Issues to Blame?

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LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 05: (L-R) Recording artists Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, and Ronnie DeVoe of Bell Biv DeVoe perform during the Soul Train Day Party at Daylight Beach Club at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino during Soul Train Weekend on November 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Remember when Michael Bivins announced in March 2017 that New Edition was going on tour with the cast of BET’s The New Edition Story? It sounded like a great idea, but alas, it’s not going to happen.

In an Instagram post on May 2, Bivins said 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.”

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

We don’t know where this is going to go legally, but this is very disappointing news for fans that planned on attending the tour.

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. 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. Among the guests in attendance included The Breakfast Club host DJ Envy and his wife Gia Casey. Check out photos the below.

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