Published Jun 18, 2010Canadian fans of Simon & Garfunkel were thrilled to hear, after rumours of North American live dates, that the easygoing '60s troubadours were set to play a full-on Canadian tour in May. Now, after having those dates pushed back to July, a message on the duo's official website has revealed that the tour dates have been "postponed indefinitely."
As Billboard points out, Art Garfunkel has not yet recovered from vocal paresis, a serious condition that affects the vocal chords, and have been forced to cancel all scheduled dates for this summer, including their stops in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal.
Simon & Garfunkel issued the following statement:
The Simon & Garfunkel tour that had been set for July has now been postponed indefinitely. The tour, originally set for April and then rescheduled for July, is now on hold as Art Garfunkel continues to recover from a vocal paresis. According to his doctors, Art is expected to make a full recovery, however they cannot predict an exact timeline. This condition (paresis) inhibits the duo from performing shows at the highest possible level and it is for that reason and out of respect for their fans that Paul and Art have decided to put the tour on hold.
Simon & Garfunkel regret any inconvenience this has caused their fans and are looking forward to rescheduling the dates when Art fully recovers. Art says, "I do feel bad about disrupting so many people's plans but, as I continue to mend, I can't yet bring my 'A Game' to a tour, and I would not perform for you with anything less."
Tickets can be refunded at the place of purchase.