Carl Palmer’s Message To Fans Over Asia Call-off
Carl Palmer has sent a message to fans after Asia were forced to call off their UK tour.
The drummer has never staged such a cancellation before in his career – but was forced into the move after being diagnosed with a severe E.coli infection.
Palmer says: “By the time many of you read this you will have heard that I have had to cancel the Asia 30th Anniversary tour of the UK this week. I was given less than a 10% chance of playing the tour.
“On Thursday afternoon I had lost my battle and under strict instructions from my Doctors I was told I had to cancel. By this time I could hardly stand up to the infection. E.coli had completely taken over.
“I have always been proud of the fact that I have never cancelled a tour in my professional career, in 47 years as a musician. It had always been a personal goal of mine to maintain this feat, now sadly lost.
“I would like to say to the people of Holmfirth and my home city of Birmingham, and to all the other places we were about to play: please accept my deepest apologies.
“I would like to thank all of the people involved, including the promoters and all of the management involved In helping me through this terrible experience I am going through with E.coli. The messages and support from band mates have been so warm.
“Most of all many thanks to Asia fans for being so understanding.”
Ticketholders for the tour are advised to consult their vendor for refund information.
Cancelled Asia tour dates
Dec 15: Tavistock The Wharf
Dec 16: Holmfirth The Picturedrome
Dec 17: Edinburgh Queens Hall
Dec 19: Salisbury City Hal
Dec 20: Birmingham Town Hall
Dec 21: Manchester RNCM
Dec 22: London Shepherds Bush Empire