Marianne Faithfull cancels forthcoming shows

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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