Cat Power’s off-again, on-again European tour is off-again. As Pitchfork points out, Chan Marshall has postponed the upcoming trek to early 2013 so that she can recover from her ongoing bout with angioedema.
Marshall explained in a lengthy letter:
“As many of my fans know, I’ve been suffering from angioedema. It can attack at random & is extremely frightening and dangerous when it hits my throat, windpipe, or tongue, and I’ve been hospitalized for it eight times since the first attack, 2 DAYS AFTER MY RECORD RELEASE. Since then, I worked very very hard with all the best allergists, cardiologists, neurologists, accupuncurists, homeopathists & renowned healers that I could find, Body Talk, Reiki, Yoga, etc. so that I COULD DO THIS AMERICAN TOUR. I did my best & I want to do MORE & BETTER.
“The American tour has been wonderful and amazing, and with me being unable to AFFORD to bring my show with full production, (which i helped create) to Europe, financially, really dumped a huge additional amount of stress on me as i was and still am fighting trying to get tour support.
“I have to postpone my European tour until early next year, so I can return home and re-engage myself back into my health regimen.
“I fucking love my fans. Everything I do regarding my career, I FIRST, think of my fans and this world we all share. But right now, I HAVE TO think of myself because I have to learn trough meditation & being clear from alcohol & cigarettes & red meat and lots of rest amongst my menagerie of doctors…. I have to think of MYSELF right now because I have to now LEARN to heal myself. Through that, I can learn to help others to heal themselves. I know my fans will understand and I thank them and love them much more than I believe they could ever know. I am here and do what I do, for them and because of them. You have kept me alive this long, I refuse to give up on you OR MYSELF. And that goes to all the journalists who write a true story as well. To you all in the struggle. May light be on your path at every step.”
Cat Power 2012 Tour Dates:
11/06 - Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
11/08 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
11/26 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
11/28 – Cologne, DE @ Ewerk
11/29 – Berlin, DE @ Huxleys
12/01 – Hamburg, DE @ Grosse Freiheit 36
12/02 – Munich, DE @ Theaterfabrik
12/03 – Milan, IT @ Alcatraz
12/04 – Bologna, IT @ Estragon
12/06 – Zurich, CH @ Volkshaus
12/07 – Madrid, ES @ Matadero
12/08 – Barcelona, ES @ Sant Jordi Club
12/10 – Paris, FR @ Le Trianon
12/12 – London, UK @ Roundhouse
12/14 – Brussels, BE @ AB Club