The singers' first gigs since recovering from cancer are announced
Marianne Faithfull has announced that her Songs of Innocence and Experience European tour, will call in for two shows in the UK.
Faithfull will play in the lushious surrounds of London’s Pigalle Club in Piccadilly on March 19. This will be the singer’s first UK concert since recovering from breast cancer at the end of last year.
Faithfull’s European tour starts in Hungary on March 12 culminating with a headline appearence at the Women’s Arts International Festival at the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal, Cumbria, on May 4.
Faithfull’s performance in Kendal is the first night of the three-week Women’s Arts International Festival, which will also see performances by iconic female artists such as Patti Smith, Bettye LaVette, Peggy Seeger, Sandie Shaw and Kathryn Williams.
Marianne was diagnosed with cancer at the end of September last year and underwent surgery in France the following month. Because the disease was caught at its very earliest stages, no further treatment has been necessary and she is making a rapid return to full health.
Faitfull says: “It has been an extraordinary experience and, in many ways, extremely positive. I didn’t realise how many true friends I had. I feel so lucky and loved and thank everybody for all their good thoughts.”