Marianne Faithfull cancels forthcoming shows
Marianne Faithfull has been forced to cancel shows in Lebanon and America after fracturing her sacrum.
Having suffered the injury in a fall in July, Marianne had been hoping to be fully recovered in time for the shows. In a handwritten letter to fans in Beirut she wrote:
“I am so sad I won’t be able to sing for you on Saturday. I broke my back in July & hoped & prayed I would be better enough to be able to do the performance on 17th August, although it’s not very long, but my recovery was going well. Alas!
I have never been to the Lebanon though I know it through books. It looks like one of the most beautiful places in the world. I was longing to play in Beirut & see your lovely city. I still hope to be able to come one day not too far away when I’m completely healed and have my dream to sing in Beirut come true.
With sincere apology & love, Marianne Faithfull x”
Billed as “an intimate evening with Marianne Faithfull” the shows were the conclusion of a critically acclaimed summer tour which included dates in London and California. The cancelled shows are:
August 17 – Baalbeck International Festival, Beirut
September 16 – City Winery, New York
September 22 & 23 – City Winery, Chicago
Ticket holders should contact the place of purchase.
Marianne will also be unable to take part in a tribute to Edith Piaf at the Beacon Theatre in New York on September 19.
Photo credit: Linda Bujoli
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