Sent by Dick Greener, 9 Jul 2015
Some of you have seen the announcement that the Boom Boom Club show on 25 Jul has been postponed owing to Dave Cousins being unwell. Dave has now confirmed that whole tour is being postponed. More details below.
* Dave Cousins unwell/Electric shows Jul/Aug postponed
* Inn-ovation Festival - 31 Jul to 2 Aug
* Changes to acoustic dates
* Sandy Denny - 19 Rupert Street
DAVE COUSINS UNWELL
ELECTRIC SHOWS JUL/AUG POSTPONED
I am very sorry to announce that the electric shows from 17 July to 1 August will have to be postponed as Dave Cousins has been rather seriously unwell.
He was taken in to QEQM Hospital in Margate on 16 June after choking on a cup of tea outside his house. This caused him to lose consciousness and smash his head on the pavement. He was discharged after this on 19 June. Unfortunately this accident dislodged a kidney stone. On 23 June he was admitted to K&CH Hospital. He was operated on the next day under general anaesthetic and discharged on 26 June. He is recovering well, but is not yet fit enough to take the stresses and strains of a band tour.
However, a rumour in the US that Dave has prostate cancer is absolutely not true. He has had two full biopsies as part of other medical checks in the last five years and is totally free of prostate cancer.
We are all disappointed not to be able to see the electric band again in July/August. However, I know all Strawbs fans will understand that this decision is the right one to make sure that Dave is able to recuperate fully.
The intention is for the gigs to be rebooked for sometime in 2016.
Further news on the gigs and Dave when I have it.
INN-OVATION FESTIVAL - 31 JUL TO 2 AUG
This event has been cancelled by the promoters.
CHANGES TO ACOUSTIC DATES
The show at The Old Courts, Wigan has been moved to Saturday 12th September which is now confirmed.
The Worcester date is actually FRIDAY (not Sat) 27th November at Huntingdon Hall.
The Frome date is SATURDAY (not Sun) 28th November at The Cheese & Grain. (It's the Frome Mini Blues & Folk Festival with The Pretty Things, Robin Bibi and The Worried Men playing as well.
Acoustics giglist for remaoinder of the year as follows:
Fri 11 Sep - The Artrix, Bromsgrove
Sat 12 Sep - The Old Courts, Wigan (rescheduled date*)
Thu 17 Sep - Square & Compass, Ilminster
Fri 18 Sep - Guildhall, St Ives
Fri 25 Sep - The Brook, Chatham
Sat 7 Nov - Westcoast Bar, Margate
Fri (not Sat) 27 Nov - Huntingdon Hall, Worcester(*)
Sat (not Sun) 28 Nov - Frome Mini Blues & Folk Festival (also playing) The Pretty Things, Robin Bibi and The Worried Men - Cheese & Grain, Frome(*)
note corrections (*)
Sun 6 Dec - Great British Folk Festival, Skegness
Thu 10 Dec - ABC, Glasgow (with Family)
Sun 13 Dec - Empire, Shepherds Bush (with Family)
SANDY DENNY - 19 RUPERT STREET
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