Citing "a severe case of pneumonia," Grammy-winning pianist and singer Diana Krall has cancelled all of her upcoming fall tour dates, including a Dec. 3 show at the Toyota Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford, according to a Live Nation press release. Krall will also postpone the release of "Wallflower," a new album, until 2015.
The singer's "Wallflower World Tour" was supposed to launch on Nov. 7 in Phoenix, Arizona.
"Diana's condition has become much more chronic than first anticipated, and is unable to travel or engage in any promotional or touring activities for at least another 6 weeks to 2 months," reads the copy on the press release. "Mrs. Krall is extremely disappointed to have to announce this today, but also realizes that, upon advice of her doctors, this is the only course of action available to her at this time to ensure a full recovery."
From Krall herself: "I’m deeply saddened that I will have to postpone the release of my new album 'Wallflower' and the 'Wallflower U.S Fall Tour' until next year. I've been battling a severe case of pneumonia and am under doctor’s orders to rest for the next few months in order to regain my strength and good health. Performing is both a privilege and joy for me. When I go out on stage I want to be able to give it everything. Taking this time to rest and recuperate will allow me to do that. It is frustrating to be so close to the record release and have to delay but I am very proud of this record and want to be able to give you all my very best when we finally present this music to you. Thank you so much for your understanding."
New dates will be announced soon. Credit card purchases will automatically be refunded, while other tickets can be returned at point of purchase.