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John Legends Postpones Tour, Van Wezel Date

Soul singer John Legend postpones tour to finish studio album. Van Wezel will refund tickets.

Another canceled concert date for Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall is slated for this month.

John Legend announced that he will postpone his upcoming tour, including his Oct. 19 date at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, to finish his studio album Love In The Future. The tour will resume in 2013.

This comes after when Anita Baker in August canceled her Florida tour, which included a Nov. 18 date at the Van Wezel.

Legend posted on his website, www.johnlegend.com a message to fans: 

Hey beautiful people,

I'm writing with a change of plans to share with you. As you all know, I've been working on my new album, Love in the Future, with Kanye and the rest of my creative team for a while now. I planned to release the album this Fall and go on tour to perform new songs from the album. We announced the dates before we'd finished the album because we were sure we'd finish the album in time. But, unfortunately, while the creative process has been exciting and I'm pretty certain we're going to deliver the best album of my career so far, the timing hasn't adhered to the schedule I originally envisioned. In other words, we're not done with the album. And my team and I have made the agonizing decision to put off the tour until 2013* when we know we will have the new music done and will be ready to fully unveil the creative vision through the album and the live experience.

Legend went on to say that he never canceled or postponed a tour before and only missed a handful of shows due to illness in his eight years.

"I don't like letting my fans down, and I sincerely regret disappointing the thousands of you who have already spent your hard-earned money and gotten excited to see the show," he said.

To get a refund for the Van Wezel performance or exchange tickets for another show, call (941) 953-3368.

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