France’s Soko has announced that she has been forced to cancel her upcoming US tour dates. Soko was supposed to come to the US east coast and play a short number of shows but she was forced to cancel because her violin player cancelled on her. This is what she wrote on her Facebook fan page:
i am really truly sorry to say, that i have to cancel my US east coast tour.. This tour had been booked since 6 months, and a lot of amazing people have put a lot effort, work and care organizing it all.. And one of the person tha…t was necessary for me to do that tour ( my violin player ) just canceled on me, just 2 weeks before the tour for reason that are no less than ” it’s not good for my mental health” and ” i don’t like waking up early in the morning and taking flights”.. Very unfortunate.. i know , i should surround myself with more trust-worthy people.. Lesson learned, or at least acknowledged !
You would say ” why don’t you do it yourself” ? To which i’d reply.. that i’m just not in a place where i can financially afford flying in every cities for this tour.. so i was gonna rent a van.. but i’m no superwoman and i cannot drive the van by myself the whole tour for such long distances..
Trust me, i did tried to shuffle my head every directions to come up with solutions but sadly there’s none that seems feasible..
Telling you all the details just so you get the point, that i just CANNOT do it..
I’m again so sorry about that.. Washington, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Montreal, Toronto.. all my apologies.. i shall meet you later soon..
Good news is: i’ll still be playing some CMJ shows next week, and i think that some of them are free.. If you want to make it all the way down to NY.. and i promise i’ll give you the biggest warmestests hugs..
Still trying to finish my album asap.. i’m aiming for the end of the year. But, i’m slow.. you know.. but i’m getting there, for realize..
And then, when i’ll finally give birth to my first baby album.. i’ll do a huge tour all over every single places that can bare having me there..
Until then, i send you much much love..
oh, go see ” the social network”: way worth it.. loved it !
Also, ” waiting for superman” is scary.. to see how fucked up our world is, but good to see that some people are concerned about changing it for the better..
This sucks for her since she planned these tour dates for months, she’ll be playing CMJ so I might go see her since she is based in France and doesn’t come around too often. Also, she’s been saying her debut album is coming since 2007 so if you’re still waiting for it good luck. You can see her upcoming shows and cancelled dates below.
Soko Upcoming & Cancelled Tour Dates:
10/17 Paris, France – La Cigale
10/19 New York, New York – Highline Ballroom – CMJ Showcase
10/19 Washington, DC – DC9
10/20 Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe
10/21 Cambridge, MA – T.T. the Bear’s Place
10/22 Brooklyn, NY – Cameo Gallery – CMJ Showcase
10/23 New York, NY – Living Room – CMJ Showcase
10/25 Montreal, QC – Cabaret Mile End
10/26 Toronto, ON – The Drake Hotel
10/28 Chicago, IL – Schubas Tavern