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Sarah Brightman postpones Tampa Bay Times Forum concert until Oct. 6




When an artist postpones a show, sometimes they blame illness or "schedule conflicts" or "an invitation to perform at the White House." Whatever.

So we have to admire Sarah Brightman's candor. According to her website, the operatic diva has postoned her Feb. 24 show at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, as well as the rest of her North American tour dates, until next fall "to coincide with the timing of her international album release plan," in the words of a press release.

"Whilst I regret any inconvenience that this rescheduling might have occasioned for those people who have already bought tickets, the restructuring of my worldwide album release plan made it inevitable," Brightman said in a statement. "Clearly a concert is always more enjoyable if there is familiarity with the music being performed and given how important this new Dreamchaser album is to me, I am keen for those attending my shows to hear it prior to the performance. I’m delighted with the new album and very excited about the show that I’ll be presenting in 2013."

Brightman's new date in Tampa is Oct. 6. Tickets sold for the new show should be honored at the new one; we'll let you know if we hear otherwise. Keep an eye out here for details.

-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*

[Last modified: Monday, December 17, 2012 4:04pm]


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