Marina and the Diamonds has been forced to cancel her UK tour which was due to kick off in London on Thursday.
The news was broken this afternoon via a press release and statement which said that Marina has had to cancel the tour on doctors orders. She’s been suffering from vocal problems and a doctor has apparently warned her not to sing until the end of May while she is undergoing treatment.
In a statement released today Marina spoke of her reget at postponing the tour saying, ‘It is with huge regret that I have had to postpone my UK tour dates due to medical advice. I have been experiencing vocal problems for 3 weeks now and consequently today the Doctor has told me that I cannot sing performance length shows while I undergo treatment, or I could cause permanent damage to my vocal chords.’
She went on to add, ‘The good news is that we have managed to reschedule all the dates – except Leeds which is a festival – starting from the 18th June. I promise that these shows will be the best I have ever performed for you, as hopefully I will be 100% healthy! All existing tickets will be valid for the new dates and I also promise my Leeds Diamonds that I will see them in the Autumn… As you know, today is the release date for Electra Heart and the people who buy my records and concert tickets mean the world to me. I hope you understand that not being able to play for you in May is very upsetting.’
If you have a ticket for the tour or were planning to go and see Marina live then the scheduled dates have now been rescheduled to the following:
June 18th Norwich Waterfront
June 20th Glasgow ABC
June 21st Edinburgh Queens Hall
June 22nd Manchester Cathedral
June 24th Leamington Assembly Hall
June 25th London Tabernacle
June 27th Cardiff Corn Exchange
June 29th Birmingham Institute
June 30th Sheffield Leadmill
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