Long-running English new wave outfit Duran Duran recently announced that they have been forced to postpone tonight’s show at London’s O2 Arena and Monday’s show in the Brighton Centre due to vocalist Simon LeBon’s ongoing vocal problems.
These rescheduled dates are just a couple more in the already six show list of postponed dates on their current All You Need is Now World Tour.
According to a release, the band met yesterday in South London to rehearse for the upcoming shows, but after only a few songs LeBon’s vocal affliction became apparent. To prevent further damage to the singer’s vocal cords, the group decided to postpone the aforementioned dates.
Duran Duran is expected to resume touring this coming Tuesday, May 31.
The full release from the band, taken from their website, is below:
DURAN DURAN FORCED TO POSTPONE LONDON AND BRIGHTON SHOWS THAT WERE ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY 28TH MAY AND MONDAY 30TH MAY, 2011 RESPECTIVELY
Following the postponement of the first six shows of their ALL YOU NEED IS NOW WORLD TOUR over the last ten days, due to singer Simon Le Bon’s vocal problems, the band are being forced to reschedule both their London O2 Arena concert, slated to take place tomorrow, Saturday 28th May, and their Brighton Centre date on Monday May 30, while Le Bon continues his recovery.
In preparation for tomorrow’s London show, the band had met today in South London to rehearse, but after a couple of songs it was apparent that Le Bon’s vocal range had not been fully restored following the laryngeal problems he has suffered for the past two weeks, and that performing tomorrow at The O2 and on Monday in Brighton could cause further damage and risk the band losing even more dates.
Late this afternoon, Le Bon saw his specialist who feels that rest through the weekend and a continuation of the recommended treatment plan should allow the band to resume their dates on Tuesday of next week.
The band members are devastated with the situation, knowing how many fans have traveled from different parts of the world to see these shows. Ticket holders should keep their tickets which will be valid for the rescheduled dates which will be announced shortly.
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