Patrick Watson Cancels Calgary Folk Fest Appearance Due to Illness

Patrick Watson Cancels Calgary Folk Fest Appearance Due to Illness
Photo by Mathieu Parisien
Montreal-based musician Patrick Watson recently impressed with his Love Songs for Robots album, and fans were primed for another North American tour from the hard-working artist. A wrench has been thrown into at least some of his plans, however, as he's been forced to cancel his Calgary Folk Music Festival appearance this weekend.

The news was confirmed by the festival's Kerry Clarke. Speaking with Exclaim!, she said, "Due to unfortunate health issues, Patrick Watson has had to cancel. We are disappointed he won't be able to perform at this year's festival, but we are excited that we are able to present Shakey Graves on the mainstage. We are offering refunds to Thursday single day ticket holders, until Wednesday at 5 p.m. at our office."

While Watson has yet to make an official statement, the Calgary Herald reported on Twitter that the cancellation was "due to an attack of laringytis [sic] and pneumonia."

Here's hoping Watson is better in time to perform at Montreal's Osheaga Festival. As you'll see in the tour dates below, there's also a nice big gap between his Edmonton and Vancouver shows in October, so it's likely that he'll be able to reschedule a Calgary show.

Tour dates:

07/23 Calgary, AB - Calgary Folk Festival
07/31-08/02 Montreal, QC - Osheaga Festival
08/20 Pully, CH - For Noise Festival
08/21 Biddinghuizen, NL - Lowlands Festival
08/22 Brecons Beacons, UK - Green Man
09/04 Vlieland, NL - Into de Great Wide Open
09/05 Vlieland, NL - Into de Great Wide Open
09/06 Maastricht, NL - Bruis Festival
09/24 Nashville, TN - Exit/In
09/25 Urbana, IL - Pygmallion Festival
09/26 Cincinatti, OH - Mid Point Music Festival
09/28 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
09/29 Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theatre
09/30 Winnipeg, MB - Garrick Centre
10/02 Edmonton, AB - The Starlite
10/05 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
10/06 Errington, BC - Errington War Memorial Hall
10/08 Seattle, WA - The Crocodile
10/09 Portland, OR - Doug Fir
10/11 San Francisco, CA - The Independent
10/13 Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom
11/14 Hamburg, DE - Knust
11/15 Cologne, DE - Luxor
11/16 Berlin, DE - Heimathafen
11/22 Lyon, FR - Epicerie Moderne
11/23 Strasbourg, FR - La Laiterie
11/26 Paris, FR - Casino de Paris
12/11 New York City, NY - Irving Plaza
12/11 Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts