Thursday, June 28, 2012

Former Deep Purple keyboardist cancels concert return for cancer treatments

Former Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord has had to postpone his return to the live stage.

Last summer, Lord announced that he was fighting cancer and would be taking a break from performing while getting treatment. Jon recently scheduled his first concert appearance since revealing his health news: a special performance of his 2008 release, the “Durham Concerto,” was set for July 6 in Hagen, Germany.

Jon has posted the following update:

“Unfortunately, due to on-going medical treatments Jon will not be able to perform in Hagen, Germany on July 6th. He was set to perform his Durham Concerto and a selection of other pieces.

Jon wishes to assure everyone that this is not a matter for concern, but it is a continuation of his regular treatment that has just taken longer than anticipated. He and the Hagen Philharmonic Orchestra hope to be able to reschedule the concert for later in the year.

He apologizes to everyone for any inconveniences this may have caused, particularly the wonderful people of Hagen, their terrific orchestra and all those who may have bought tickets, and he looks forward to seeing them all soon.

For ticket refunds, please contact Hagen’s Theaterkasse or your Eventim ticket agent."

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