Björk Cancels Five More Festival Dates To Further Rest Her Vocal Chords

Björk just announced that she will have to cancel five more festival dates due to her irritated vocal chords.  Read the details revolving her voice issues and her open letter to the public after the jump.

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Cancelled Dates:

Spain – San Miguel Primavera Sound
Portugal – Optimus Primavera Sound
Czech Republic - Colours of Ostrava
Hungary - Balaton Sound
Russia - Afisha Picnic

The announcement came from Björk’s website about the cancelled dates.  It seems that Björk thought her voice would be fully recovered for these festival dates, but her voice doctor recommended six more weeks of rest.  Come mid-June, the singer’s voice should be fully recovered.

Here’s Bjork’s open letter included below in full:

hi folks
i am sorry to announce I will not be able to play primavera sound (spain) , optimus primavera sound (portugal) , colours of ostrava (czech republic) , balaton sound (hungary) and afisha picnic (russia) 2012 .

after 2 weeks of voice rest i went to my vocal doctor and she came to this conclusion : i need to rest for 6 more weeks . the good news is that we both feel pretty confident i can start singing fully healed in the middle of june .

in the beginning of biophilia , we estimated that doing 3 residencies a year with couple of months between would be a rhythm my chords could take . then i got overexcited and when we threw the festivals into the mix and only leaving 2 weeks between new york shows and south america was too eager beaver … the drop that filled the meter …

i am very sorry and embarrassed about having to cancel things and having promised things and then not being able to keep my word , truly breaks my heart . especially to people who have already bought tickets .

meanwhile biophilia has become its own feisty plant growing all different directions . and it isnt all bad . it has a lot of fun sides like for example the educational angle : reykjavík´s and buenos aires city school curriculums have now embraced biophilia educational program into their schools and we are partnering with the new york public library and the children’s museum of manhattan to launch biophilia as learning resource for new york’s children in july 2012 .

but in the meantime , i will rest and reschedule and make a promise to my chords and especially those who want to listen to them that even though my mind and my intention gets overexcited and runs ahead , i will from now on allow breaks between “legs” of tours to reassemble …

because like that i can give better.

warmth , björk.

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By Carey Uhl Posted in News


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