Sinead O’Con­nor pulls out of folk fes­ti­vals in Ed­mon­ton, Regina

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ENTERTAINMENT - THE CANA­DIAN PRESS

Ir­ish singer Sinead O’Con­nor has can­celled her sum­mer tour dates, cit­ing ex­haus­tion and an un­spec­i­fied health con­cern.

That’s leav­ing the folk fes­ti­vals in Ed­mon­ton and Regina in the lurch, given that the events are only a cou­ple of weeks away.

On its web­site, the Ed­mon­ton Folk Fes­ti­val says it is “dis­ap­pointed” at O’Con­nor’s can­cel­la­tion and says it will try to re­place her, “but given the short timeline this might prove to be dif­fi­cult.”

The fes­ti­val says it will of­fer re­funds to pa­trons hold­ing tick­ets for the Aug. 7 per­for­mance where O’Con­nor had been slated to per­form.

The Regina Folk Fes­ti­val is in the same boat, say­ing it will try to re­place her but re­funds will be avail­able for Aug. 9 tick­ethold­ers.

A state­ment from O’Con­nor’s agent says she “has been ad­vised by the doc­tor to stop any ac­tiv­ity and rest.”

The 48-year-old O’Con­nor was in the news last week for her crit­i­cism of Rolling Stone mag­a­zine for putting celebrity so­cialite Kim Kar­dashian on the cover.

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