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17 January 2023

Randy Newman Postpones European Tour Dates

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Randy Newman has announced that his upcoming European tour dates are to be postponed.

A statement posted on the songwriter’s Twitter page reads, “Unfortunately, due to ongoing recovery from his most recent surgery, Randy Newman is unable to safely travel or perform; therefore his European tour must be postponed.

“His medical team is currently unable to determine when he will be ready, and they will continue to work on his healing and monitor his progress so he can return to doing what he loves: playing music for his fans.”

The tour was originally rescheduled after Newman had surgery for
a broken neck back in March 2022. In a statement at the time he said, “Recently, I noticed I was shrinking. People over whom I had towered now towered over me. Could this be payback for having written Short People? Turns out, my neck was broken. They operated on me successfully, I think. For even now, I look less like an anteater and more like a folk rock artist from the early sixties. But the doctor said I’m not quite ready to tour. I was really looking forward to coming to Europe to perform. I miss performing a great deal and I look forward to a time when I can come. I’m sorry I won’t see you this time but I will see you soon.”

The shows were initially announced in September 2019 and were originally scheduled to commence in 2020, but were pushed to 2022 due to the pandemic. The 78-year-old was also scheduled to bring his concert to Australia and make his first-ever trek to New Zealand, but put a stop to those shows in January 2020 following hip surgery.

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