Cat Power has postponed her upcoming European tour dates due to health reasons, giving the following statement:
"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 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."
The tour dates affected are below. Refunds for tickets can be obtained from the point of purchase.
November 26 - Amsterdam, Paradiso
November 28 - Koln, E-werk
November 29 - Berlin, Huxleys
November 30 - Hamburg, Grosse Freiheit 36
December 1 - Munich, Theaterfabrik
December 3 - Milan, Alcatraz
December 4 - Bologna, Estragon
December 6 - Zurich, Volkshaus
December 7 - Madrid, Matadero
December 8 - Barcelona, Sant Jordi Club
December 10 - Paris, Le Trianon
December 12 - London, Roundhouse
December 14 - Brussels, AB Club