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Don Airey’s UK tour cancelled

Don Airey & Friends UK tour in February 2020 appears to have been cancelled. It was supposed to be a double bill with Brian Downey’s Alive and Dangerous, and the following appears on the latter’s website:

Shows Cancelled

January 17, 2020

ANNOUNCEMENT: The following dates have been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

All 6 UK dates are listed as cancelled, including the London gig without Brian Downey. At the time of this writing there is no acknowledgement of cancellations from Don’s camp. Promoters of the tour Eventim UK so far list only Hull on February 23 and Manchester on the 24th as cancelled, albeit we are being informed that people who booked tickets for Norwich on the 22nd and Exeter on the 27th are also receiving email notices of cancellation and refund.

To the best of our knowledge, Don is alive and well (as just witnessed by thousands of people on the two Uriah Heep gigs), so the cancellation may as well be due to something happening on Downey’s side.

Thanks to Jim Corrigan for the heads up.

4 Comments to “Don Airey’s UK tour cancelled”:

  1. 1
    Black Sheep says:

    It is Downey’s side that has caused the cancellation.

    I can only assume Don’s London gig is also cancelled as it would cost too much to get everyone/everything together for just one show.

  2. 2
    John M. says:

    Normally, cancellations are down to poor ticket sales, unless a specific (credible) reason is given.

  3. 3
    Mr Sheen says:

    Presumably, at least some of the European gigs will also be cancelled with the announcement of the festival appearance in Mexico in March – even Don can’t be in Mexico and Slovakia on the same day….

  4. 4
    Nick Soveiko says:

    Mr Sheen @3: absolutely! we’ll just wait for the official announcement as to what exactly will be cancelled or rescheduled.

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