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I read rumors about cancellation of at least some shows of the Renaissance october 2012 tour. What's up?

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This has been posted on FB by someone named Robert Stone. He didn't give his source.

Renaissance Forced to Postpone Nine Tour Dates
Lead Vocalist Annie Haslam diagnosed with serious spine injury
Philadelphia, PA - September 27
Annie Haslam, the lead singer of renowned progressive rock pioneers Renaissance, has been diagnosed with a serious vertebral compression fracture and is required to wear a Jewett Back Brace for two to three months. Her doctors have prescribed a minimum two t
o three week abstention from all travel. As a result, Renaissance will be forced to postpone the first nine dates of the first leg of their upcoming 2012-2013 Concert Tour.
The dates affected are:
Wednesday October 3 - Howard Theatre Washington DC
Thursday October 4 - Variety Playhouse Atlanta GA
Friday October 5 - The Plaza Live Orlando FL
Saturday October 6 - Capitol Theater Clearwater FL
Sunday October 7 - Amaturo Theater, Broward Center for Performing Arts Fort Lauderdale FL Thursday October 11 - Le Gesu Centre Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Friday, October 12 - Tupelo Music Hall Londonderry, NH
Saturday October 13 - Showcase Live Foxborough, MA
Sunday October 14 - Center For The Performing Arts – The Egg Albany, NY
Ms. Haslam’s specialist has advised that she may begin performing live again starting with the group’s scheduled Friday, October 19th performance at the Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, CT. The group plans on rescheduling the cancelled shows and adding more dates in 2013.
“I am very upset about having to postpone these shows,” commented Ms. Haslam. “We’ve all been so excited about bringing our classics to the fans as well as previewing material from the new studio album Grandine il Vento.”
Renaissance recently completed mixing their first new studio album in twelve years, which is expected to be released in early 2013. The 2012 dates the band will be performing are:
**Friday October 19 - Ridgefield Playhouse Ridgefield, CT
**Saturday October 20 - The Concert Hall at Ethical Culture New York, NY
**Thursday, October 25 - Victoria Theater - New Jersey Performing Arts Center Newark, NJ **Friday October 26 - Keswick Theater Glenside, PA
*Saturday, October 27 - Scottish Rite Auditorium Collingswood, NJ
*Sunday, October 28 - Strand Center for the Arts Lakewood, NJ
* Program comprising Turn Of The Cards and Scheherazade and Other Stories
** Program comprising Novella in its’ entirety plus a treasure trove of favorites and debuting selections from the new album Grandine il Vento

Thanks. It's linked at the Variety Playhouse website:

http://www.variety-playhouse.com/event/132585/

A message from Annie Haslam

http://renaissancetouring.com/2012/10/personal-message-from-annie-h...

Personal Message From Annie Haslam

Dear Friends

It breaks my heart that I have had to postpone the first two weeks our very special tour.

I was hoping and praying that I would be OK.
I had been working, finishing off the new album despite the pain in my back, but it became so extreme I knew I had to finally seek immediate medical attention.

After going to a Physiotherapist, Chiropractor, then X-Rays, MRI’s, Cat scans and narrowly missing having to undergo spinal surgery, a decision had to be made, and it was very difficult for me.

I have never felt such heavy disappointment and sadness knowing so many of you were so excited to see the band again.
I am not allowed to go anywhere for 2-3 weeks, and will be in a back brace that I will basically need to wear 24 hours a day for 2-3 months.

We certainly will do all we can to make it up to you and come to play for you as soon as I am fully recovered. We are aiming for Spring 2013.

I am so thankful that I will be allowed to make the short trips to the last grouping of dates in the New Jersey/New York/Philadelphia areas, take off my back brace and perform!

We are certainly not an ordinary band, either by our music or the way we are blessed by people like you that have regrouped like us, and helped us on our new journey and new album.

I thank you from the bottom of my heart and look forward to seeing you all very soon.

Love and Light

Annie x

Florida shows have been rescheduled

April 25 – Palladium – St PetersburgFL

April 26 – Plaza Live – Orlando FL

April 28 – Amaturo Theatre – Ft Lauderdale FL

There is a major change (Clearwater vs Saint Petersburg). Curiously the Saint Petersburg Palladium Theatre was designed according to a emblematic construction of the Italian Renaissance (the Ospedale degli Inocenti, Florence).

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