Reporting Shannon Carlin
D’Angelo has cancelled three shows due to a “medical emergency” including a show at the House of Blues in Chicago scheduled for tomorrow night (August 7). This is the singer’s second set of cancellations on this tour. Last week, he cancelled stops in New York and Maryland due to illness.
A statement from the Chicago show’s promoters, Live Nation said D’Angelo “expresses his sincere regret due to this unfortunate circumstance.”
A publicist for the singer did not give details of the emergency, only revealing, “It’s serious, but he should be OK,” according to The Chicago Tribune.
D’Angelo has also cancelled two other upcoming shows including a stop in Minneapolis originally scheduled for tonight (August 6) and another in San Diego on August 10. As of now, the “Brown Sugar” singer is still scheduled to play Outside Lands in San Francisco this Friday.
Since releasing his second album, Voodoo, in 2000, D’Angelo has kept a low profile, only returning to the touring circuit last year. He has been working on a third album with Questlove who told Rolling Stone the record is “totally brilliant” and is probably his “generation’s version of Sly [and the Family Stone's] There’s a Riot Goin’ On.” No date for that release has been given.
Along with Outside Lands, D’Angelo is scheduled for three more dates in October including two performances at this year’s Austin City Limits and a show in Thackerville, Oklahoma.