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Tony Joe White photo by Ros O'Gorman

Tony Joe White photo by Ros O'Gorman

Tony Joe White Cancels Australian Tour

by Paul Cashmere on September 6, 2018

in News,Noise Pro

Tony Joe White has cancelled his Australian tour due to back problems.

In a statement it is revealed:

Unfortunately Tony Joe’s upcoming tour dates in Australia have been canceled. He has a bulging disc in his back and his doctor has recommended that avoid taking any long flights or doing any extended tours while he receives treatment. Individual show tickets will be refunded at the point of purchase.

Tony Joe White was to perform at Out On The Weekend in Melbourne.

The 75-year old legend is the composer of the classics ‘Rainy Night In Georgia’, ‘Polk Salad Annie’ and ‘Steamy Windows’. His songs have been recorded by Gladys Knight & The Pips, Elvis Presley and Tina Turner.

White’s first album ‘Black and White’ (featuring Polk Salad Annie) was released in 1968. ‘Polk Salad Annie’ was recorded at the historic Muscle Shoals Studios in Alabama.

Out on the Weekend statement:

It is with great regret we need to advice you that the forthcoming tour by the great Tony Joe White this October has been cancelled, Tony Joe is not a young man, and the years of rockin’ appear to be taking their toll. After a recent show at Nashville’s legendary Ryman, the great man was almost unable to walk after suffering severe pain in his calfs and had to be helped off the stage while in extreme pain. Since then the discovery of a bulging disk in his back has meant an immediate end to future engagements that involve significant travel until physical therapy can hopefully reinstate him to a healthy state for travel.

Tony Joe was to perform at the Out On The Weekend festival, as well as headline shows in Auckland, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Sydney. Full refunds for the festival will be available for a week only until midnight on Tuesday, September 11. Ticket holders for all other shows will be contacted by the relevant ticketing agencies and receive a full refund.

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