Renaissance Miss Shows Over Annie Haslam Injury
Renaissance have been forced to postpone the first nine shows of their imminent tour after singer Annie Haslam contracted a serious spine injury.
She’s been ordered not to travel for two to three weeks and doctors have told her to wear a back brace for at least two months.
The band were due to kick off a North American trek tomorrow night in Washington DC, but the concert will have to be rescheduled alongside the following dates in Atlanta, Orlando, Clearwater, Fort Lauderdale, Montreal, Londonderry, Foxborough, and Albany.
Renaissance aim to appear at Ridgefield, Connecticut, on Friday 19 October – the first date on which Haslam’s specialist says she can work again.
The singer says: “I am very upset about having to postpone these shows. We’ve all been so excited about bringing our classics to the fans as well as previewing material from the new studio album, Grandine il Vento.”
The band aim to announce additional shows when the postponed events are rescheduled.
Haslam recently discussed how she feared she’d never be able to write lyrics in place of poet Betty Thatcher, who’d fulfilled the role for Renaissance until her death last year.