Leon Russell postpones Sunday's concert in Clearwater following heart attack
Singer-songwriter Leon Russell has postponed a slew of summer and fall oncert dates, including a show Sunday at the Capitol Theatre in Clearwater, as he recouperates from a surgery following a reported heart attack.
According to a release from the Oklahoma Historical Society (Russell is an Oklahoma native and cultural fixture in the state), the 74-year-old singer suffered a heart attack last week, but that his reps are "optimistic for a full recovery"
Russell's website states that he "is scheudled to have surgery this week in Nashville and will be recuperating for the next several weeks." Concerts in Key West, Boca Raton, Melbourne and Pensacola were also postponed, as were dates in other states.
Russell was a celebrated sideman and session artist, collaborating in some capacity with just about every notable rock and soul star from the past 50 years, notably on Joe Cocker's Mad Dogs & Englishmen live album.
The new Clearwater date is Nov. 17, and all purchased tickets will be honored on the new date. Click here for details.
-- Jay Cridlin