- 07 Mar 22
London-based, Wexford-raised rapper Maverick Sabre was slated to play Cork's Cyprus Avenue on Monday night and Dublin’s Academy on Tuesday.
Maverick Sabre has been forced to postpone his dates in Cork and Dublin after he was told by doctors to rest his voice, following a positive test for Covid-19.
The 31-year-old hip-hop/soul musician, who was born in London but was raised in the Wexford area of New Ross, was due to play Cork's Cyprus Avenue on Monday night and Dublin’s Academy on Tuesday.
However, in a tweet on Saturday, he said, "I really wish we didn’t have to do this. I had been advised to rest my voice for the last couple of days, but now myself and a couple of members of the crew have tested positive for Covid are unable to travel."
— Maverick Sabre (@MaverickSabre) March 5, 2022
"We'll be putting up new dates for these shows ASAP," he continued. "I appreciate every single person who came out and bought tickets and I will be giving you all the show you deserve when the time is right.
Maverick Sabre released his fourth studio album Don't Forget To Look Up in two months ago.
The project happens to be one of Maverick’s most introspective LPs or EPs yet – inspired by the increasingly insular world that the pandemic has created.
“There’s probably less commentary on the world outside, and more commentary on the experiences I was having,” he acknowledged to Lucy O'Toole recently. “I was around a lot of love, and I was in a lot of situations that made me reflect on the love I was given, and the love I was receiving – and how I felt about it. Because everything had to slow down. It did pull you into the four walls a lot more.
“When I finished the album, and I sat listening to it, I was like, ‘There’s a lot of love songs on here.’ And that made me feel slightly uncomfortable! But that’s just what came out of me. The next one could be a Rage Against The Machine-type record,” he laughs. Hopefully he'll be back fighting fit in no time.
Revisit our January 2022 interview with the soulful star here.