Supertramp have announced with regret that their forthcoming, extensive ‘Supertramp Forever’ European tour has been cancelled, because of issues surrounding founder member Rick Davies’ health.
Davies was recently diagnosed with multiple myeloma and has begun aggressive treatment to combat the disease. “I was really looking forward to returning to Europe and playing with the band again,” he says today in a statement, “and I’m sorry to disappoint everyone who has overwhelmingly supported the upcoming tour.
“Unfortunately my current health issues have derailed me,” continues Davies, “and right now I need to focus all of my energy on getting well.” The band have thanked their fans for their support and asked for privacy during this time, and will make no further statements.
The 24-date tour was due to start on November 3 in Porto and would have marked Supertramp’s first live performances since their highly successful 2010 European tour. 25 cities were booked for the itinerary, including a London date at the 02 and culminating in a December 11 sellout show in the Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, Holland. Ticket holders can contact their local promoter or the venue for details regarding refunds.
Davies formed Supertramp at the very end of the 1960s, and is the only group member to have been with them for their entire history.
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