British pop vocalist Tom Jones has been forced to postpone seven U.S. concerts, from his scheduled July 24 performance at Foxwoods in Mashantucket, CT, through July 31 at Chastain Park in Atlanta, GA. Jones is suffering from “vocal chord stress related to the residual effects of a bout of severe viral bronchitis,” according to a statement.
Jones also cancelled his sold-out July 21 performance at the Beacon Theatre in New York, as well as two earlier shows in Canada.
“He continued to perform with the infection, which has affected the function of his voice,” explained a statement on his Web site.”His specialist doctors have now ordered complete vocal rest for a prescribed period of time. There are no underlying health problems, and Sir Tom is looking forward to a full recovery very soon. He is deeply sorry for any inconvenience caused and very much regrets disappointing his fans. An announcement will be made soon regarding the rescheduling of the dates.”
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Other postponed concerts include July 25 at the Bank of America Pavilion in Boston, MA; July 26 at the Cape Cod Tent in Hyannis, MA; July 27 at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts; July 29 at Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA; and July 30 at the Biltmore Festival in Asheville, NC.
Jones’ next scheduled concerts start on August 6 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV, where he performs 15 shows ending on August 19 with a sole dark night on August 14.
Last Updated on July 28, 2009 by By Bob Grossweiner & Jane Cohen