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Grimes cancels European tour, Cat Power might too

on October 31, 2012, 1:15pm

grimes Grimes cancels European tour, Cat Power might too

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We have bad news for our friends across the pond who have Grimes and Cat Power’s new albums on their year-end lists. The former has called off her upcoming tour, while the latter is threatening to do the same.

Grimes’ Claire Boucher revealed on Facebook that “medical reasons” forced the cancellation of her European leg, which was set to run from mid-November to early December. Boucher previously canceled a string of Canadian shows due to hearing problems. “I apologize to everyone who bought tickets, everything can be reimbursed and I promise that I’ll be back in Europe in the future,” she wrote. Click here to see the affected dates.

Meanwhile, Cat Power’s Chan Marshall took to Instagram last night and announced that her own European tour may be called off due to bankruptcy and health issues. You can read her full note below.

I MAY HAVE TO CANCEL MY EUROPEAN TOUR DUE TO BANKRUPTCY & MY HEALTH STRUGGLE WITH ANGIOEDEMA. I HAVE NOT THROWN IN ANY TOWEL, I AM TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT BEST I CAN DO. HEART BROKEN. WORKED SO HARD. GOT SICK DAY AFTER “SUN” CAME OUT & BEEN STRUGGLING TO KEEP ALL POINTS OF ME IN EQUILIBRIUM : MIND, SPIRIT, BODY HEALTHY CENTERED & GROUNDED. I AM DOING THE BEST I CAN. I FUCKING LOVE THIS PLANET. I REFUSE TO GIVE UP. THOUGH I MAY NEED TO RESTRATAGIZE FOR MY SECURITY & HEALTH.

Cat Power still has a few remaining U.S. tour dates which you can find mapped out below.

Cat Power 2012 Tour Dates:
11/02 - Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
11/03 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
11/04 - Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
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