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Paul Weller + Radio 4 cancel tours
Illness strikes: Paul Weller and Radio 4 have been forced to postpone their current tours - both which include Irish dates
The Hot Press Newsdesk, 09 Nov 2004
Paul Weller has been forced to cancel his Irish and UK tour dates due to illness.
The singer has been suffering from a severe throat infection, which forced him to postpone gigs last week and had him admitted into hospital on Sunday.
An official statement has revealed that he will not be completing the tour before March 2005. Weller was due to play Belfast's Ulster Hall on November 29 and 30 and Dublin's Olympia Theatre on December 1 and 2.
Meanwhile in New York, Radio 4 has been forced to cancel their entire European tour, due to ill health on the part of singer/bassist Anthony Roman.
The dates - which included a November 15 appearance at Dublin's Temple Bar Music Centre - have been postponed until further notice.
According to a statement issued on their website, Roman's "physical ailment" emerged whilst the band were on tour with The Libertines in the US.
"Since returning from the tour, a battery of hospital-administered tests have so far proven inconclusive. Anthony has been directed by his Doctor not to travel until further notice," the statement reads.
Percussionist PJ O'Connor added, "We look forward to returning to Europe when and only when Roman is medically cleared to continue. Nobody is more disappointed about canceling our commitments than Anthony, but touring is not an option as his condition has not improved. Our concern right now is for his well being. We'll see you in '05."
Stay tuned to hotpress.com for rescheduled tour dates as we get them.