Whoa, there are quite a few more show cancelations these past few tours than I am comfortable with.
I'm really sorry about that. I always say that I'm actually way more of a fan than an artist and I know at the deepest possible level what it is to wait for a show, fly in, and stand outside of a tour bus for hours just to get a photo and a hand shake. That is why it really bothers me to cancel the shows coming up. So I wanted to reach out about not only September but the last couple of cancelations this summer.
In the last few months I've started having some back and pelvis problems from endometriosis that were slow evolving and didn't seem super serious. I ended up with a hemorrhagic cyst in July but because I had good days and bad days and it wasn't super painful or damaging, I was sure I could get through September. The trouble is that it just got worse and worse and I was putting off getting a simple surgery so that I could do what I love and finish the tour.
Finally, as these things do, my health issues made the decision for me and even after touring with a lovely chiropractor to get me onstage (btw if you ever want to feel old...) I am just unable to put on focused and honest show right now. That's why I have to take a couple of months off to recover.
I am going to get that simple surgery and then we'll start getting ready to make the next record. It's going to be an introspective fall and I'm looking forward to being able to rough house with Evangeline properly again!
Thank you for all your well wishes and patience during this time.
I want to share with you one defining lesson I've learned from this - we live in a part of the world where we have (evolving) access to health care and specifically women's reproductive health when a devastating number of women in impoverished countries are still dying from very curable and preventable reproductive issues. Let's not skip our annual appointments or ignore our women's health issues out of respect for that privilege and the women who don't have it.
I won't if you won't ;-)