Taj Mahal cancels Maryport Blues Festival
Posted on: Thursday, Jul 9, 2009
…and the whole tour as well. Here’s the press release from the Maryport Festival.
Maryport Blues Festival Committee was devastated to receive the news that Taj Mahal has cancelled the whole of his European tour in July. The announcement was made on Taj Mahal’s website and confirmed by his management over the weekend.
The announcement on Taj Mahal’s website is reproduced below. We have no further information about the reasons for the cancellation.
EUROPEAN TOUR CANCELLED July 3rd
It is with much sadness that I will no longer be able to attend my planned Taj Mahal Trio European tour July 13th-July 26th.
Unfortunately, I must instead attend to a private, personal matter during this time. In my 40+ years in the business, I have never had to cancel a tour so this was a very difficult decision for me to make.
I take my fans, promoters and performances very seriously, and would never cancel a tour unless it was absolutely necessary.
It truly saddens me to disappoint my fans, so The Taj Mahal Trio will be making every effort to return to your fine city.
I sincerely apologize for the short notice of this cancellation and thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding during this difficult time. www.tajblues.com
Maryport Blues Festivals Committee is working hard to secure a headliner of equal stature to replace Taj Mahal on the Sunday evening. Please bear with us and we will make an announcement as soon as possible.