Live music round-up: Celine Dion cancels, Eric Cantona sings…

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A round-up of the latest touring news from across the globe… 

Canadian singer Celine Dion has cancelled all 2023 and 2024 dates on her ‘Courage’ world tour due to her struggle with neurological disorder, Stiff-Person Syndrome.

The tours had already been rescheduled from 2022.

In a social media post, Dion said: “I’m so sorry to disappoint all of you once again. I’m working really hard to build back my strength, but touring can be very difficult even when you’re 100%. It’s not fair to you to keep postponing the shows, and even though it breaks my heart, it’s best that we cancel everything now until I’m really ready to be back on stage again. I want you all to know, I’m not giving up… and I can’t wait to see you again.”

Johnny Depp has injured his ankle resulting in the postponement of tour dates for his group, the Hollywood Vampires. The group is made up of Depp, Alice Cooper, Aerosmith member Joe Perry and Tommy Henriksen.

The band were set to perform in Manchester, Boston and Bethel in the US in the coming days, but will now perform at these locations in July. According to a statement from the band, the injury should not affect European tour dates.

The statement said: “We are sad to share that the Hollywood Vampires will be rescheduling our three US tour dates this coming week. Johnny has sustained a painful injury to his ankle following appearances and has been advised by his doctor not to travel. He is devastated by this turn of events, but looks forward to resting up so all four campers can bring their absolute best to the tour in Europe.”

Elsewhere, Malaysian singer Shila Amzah is set to turn her attention to Mandopop and the Chinese market. The multilingual singer is also set to perform on June 3 in Singapore at Capitol Theatre, which forms part of her ‘Journey To The Future’ tour. The tour began with a show in Kuala Lumpur in March and will feature stops in other Malaysian cities and Indonesia.

Amzah told The Straits Times that her Singapore show will focus on her Mandopop offering, and that she is set to focus her career on China.

“Right after the tour finishes, we will find the opportunity to go back and kick-start a new journey in China,” she said.

Former Manchester United and France footballer Eric Cantona is set to make his live singing debut on a UK and Ireland tour later this year.

The footballing legend is due to perform a trio of concerts in the UK and Ireland as part of his ‘Cantona Sings Eric’ European tour. He will play shows at Manchester’s Stoller Hall on October 26, London’s Bloomsbury Theatre on October 28 and Dublin’s Liberty Hall on October 31.

Tickets are set to go on sale this Friday.

Glastonbury Festival organisers have also unveiled the full line-up for this summer’s event, which includes the addition of artists like Rick Astley, Queens of the Stone Age, Tom Grennan and Sophie Ellis-Bextor.