Tuesday 1 May
Marina & the Diamonds has postponed her forthcoming UK tour – scheduled to stop off in Cardiff – under doctor’s orders.
Due to start on Thursday in London, Marina Diamandis has been advised not to sing until the end of May while she receives treatment to a damaged vocal cord. She was to perform at Cardiff’s Coal Exchange later this month, though will now play on Wednesday 27 June.
In a statement, the 26-year-old said: “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 three 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 cords.
“I am distraught as I was so looking forward to seeing you all on The Lonely Hearts Club tour. 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.
“However, together, we will make the rescheduled June Lonely Hearts Club tour unforgettable.
With all my Love,
Co-promoters for the show Swn Presents last night tweeted that tickets for the original date still remain valid, encouraging owners to “please keep your tickets and e-tickets.”