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Björk has canceled the final dates of her European tour, including spots at a handful of festivals. Her scheduled appearances at Pitchfork Music Festival Paris; La Route du Rock in Saint-Malo, France; and a pair of concerts at her homecountry’s Iceland Airwaves have all be axed.
“Due to a scheduling conflict beyond our control, Björk is not going to be able to play the summer and autumn tour as planned,” representatives for the singer said in an issued statement. “Björk had been really been looking forward to the concerts and we will work on rescheduling the cancelled dates as soon as possible.”
The cancelation hits the La Route festival especially hard, as the event is just a week away. “Despite our numerous calls and messages, no justification has been given to us so far,” the festival wrote on their website. We feel trapped and it is with great bitterness that we must resign ourselves to accept this inexplicable cancellation which has happened only one week before the festival. We activated all our networks and we are doing everything we can to announce an artist to replace the Icelandic diva before the end of the week.”
All three festivals are offering at least partial refunds for tickets specifically for the Björk shows or show days.