Faith In A Full Recovery

Henry McGroggan is very hopeful that Marianne Faithfull will recover from breast cancer in time to be back on the road in the spring.

Having survived the “Swinging ’60s” and some well-publicized struggles with hard drugs, she now faces an even tougher battle. But the illness was caught in its early stages and doctors are confident that keyhole surgery and post-op treatment will see her return to health.

Warsaw-based McGroggan, who combines his roles as tour manager for The Corrs, Iggy & The Stooges, and Russell Watson with running his Central European Organisation agency, was forced to scrap a 21-date world tour that was to start in Paris October 7th.

It covered Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Hungary, United Kingdom, Canada and the U.S., including shows at The Fillmore in San Francisco (November 3rd) and Irving Plaza in New York (November 15th).

“She’s waiting for more test results but the doctors seem confident they’ve caught it in good time. She’s in very fine spirit and is determined that she’ll beat this and make a full recovery,” McGroggan told Pollstar.

His agency concentrates mainly on Polish acts including Myslovitz, John Porter & Anita Lipnicka, Cool Kids of Death, Fernando Saunders, and Skalpel. It also represents Latvian rockers Brainstorm, which is building a strong following in The Baltics and neighboring countries.

– John Gammon