Bee Gees’ founder Barry Gibb cancels Australia/New Zealand tour … André Rieu and his Johan Strauss Orchestra have scheduled new U.K. dates after a musician’s health crisis caused a postponement.
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Barry Gibb has canceled his dates in Australia and New Zealand and hasn’t announced any plans to return.
“Due to a change in international commitments, Barry Gibb’s “In the Now World Tour” Australian and New Zealand show dates, scheduled for April 2017, regrettably will not go ahead,” a statement issued by his representatives said.
The singer was supposed to play seven shows down under, including an appearance at Bluesfest in Byron Bay on April 17. He also had one gig in Auckland, New Zealand,
Reps said since it wasn’t possible to reschedule the tour, all ticketholders can get refunds at their original point of purchase.
Gibb, the only living member of the three original founding Bee Gees brothers, has not played New Zealand since 1999.
You can learn more about the artist at BarryGibb.com.
After a longtime member of his orchestra had a heart attack Dec. 17, André Rieu has now announced new dates for his U.K. Christmas performances.
The new dates March 6 and 7 at
You can use your original ticket for entry to the relevant make-up show and refunds will be made available at the original point of purchase.
“It has been a terrible week for all of us and your warm words have given his wife, who is also a member of my orchestra, my colleagues and me so much strength,” Slippedisc reported Rieu saying.
Rieu made the announcement Dec. 19 that he was cancelling his Christmas-week tour dates, as a member of his Johan Strauss Orchestra had suffered a severe heart attack Dec. 17. The member is reportedly still in a coma.
Most of the famed conductor and violinist’s current plans for 2017 are in Europe and Latin America.
You can learn more about the artist at AndreRieu.com.