CLEARWATER - It was announced by artist management that Renaissance lead vocalist Annie Haslam being diagnosed with a serious spine injury and must postpone nine tour dates include the performance scheduled at the Capitol Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 6, 8 p.m.
Annie Haslam, the lead singer of renowned progressive rock pioneers Renaissance, has been diagnosed with a serious vertebral compression fracture and is required to wear a Jewett Back Brace for two to three months. Her doctors have prescribed a minimum two to three week abstention from all travel. As a result, Renaissance will be forced to postpone the first nine dates of the first leg of their upcoming 2012-2013 Concert Tour.
Haslam’s specialist has advised that she may begin performing live again starting with the group’s scheduled Friday, Oct. 19, performance at the Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, Conn. The group plans on rescheduling the canceled shows and adding more dates in 2013.
“I am very upset about having to postpone these shows,” said Haslam. “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.”
Renaissance recently completed mixing their first new studio album in twelve years, which is expected to be released in early 2013.
Tickets to the Oct. 6 date will be honored at the new date and refunds are available at point of purchase. Once tickets are received, refunds will be issued to the credit card of purchase. Refund checks will be mailed to those who purchased with check or cash.
For more information, patrons are encouraged to visit the Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office located at 1111 McMullen Booth Road in Clearwater or call 727-791-7400. The Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office is open Monday through Saturday, from noon to 6 p.m. and one hour prior to show time.