Changes: Cher, Kodaline

Cher’s acute viral infection has claimed more dates … A broken wrist results in Kodaline cancellations.

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Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Doctors are advising more rest for Cher in order for the diva to kick the acute viral infection that has been playing havoc with her health and disrupting the second leg of her “Dressed To Kill” tour.

Earlier this month the illness resulted in Cher rescheduling the first two nights of the tour’s second leg.  A few days later the singer reassigned her September shows to evenings in October, November and December. 

Now the calendar is in flux once again with Cher saying the D2K tour will not restart until Nov. 9 in Lubbock, Texas.  A revised schedule will be announced next week.

“I want to thank all my fans for their good wishes, patience and prayers,” Cher said.  “The doctors assure me that I will be totally well by November 9th and ready to perform my show.  I’m truly sorry that I can’t get on the stage sooner.  But, the good news is that I’m on the mend and feeling better every day.  I can’t wait to see you all.  I’ll be ‘Dressed To Kill’ in my unbelievable Bob Mackie gowns and promise you an unforgettable night.”

Kodaline, the Dublin-based band consisting of Jason Boland, Steve Garrigan, Vinny May Jr., and Mark Prendergast, has pushed its U.S. tour back a few days so that Boland’s broken wrist can heal.

Dropped from the itinerary is the band’s Austin City Limit’s appearance Oct. 11 as well as its slot on the Corona Capital Festival in Mexico City.  Among the headlining gigs getting the axe are stops in Houston, New Orleans, Dallas, Anaheim and San Diego.  The band returns to the road when it plays The Fonda in Los Angeles Oct. 18.

Photo: John Davisson
Lollapalooza, Grant Park, Chicago, Ill.

“So I hurt myself a few weeks ago in a silly accident,” the bassist said in a posting on the band’s Facebook page.  “I am working on getting my arm back to full strength as soon as humanly possible to get back on the road. hanks to the lads for their support so far and see you all soon!”