Lewis Capaldi cancels Dubai performance as he steps back from touring. Coca-Cola Arena will refund tickets over the next three weeks.
04 July 2023, 12:00 AM
31 July 2023, 12:00 AM
Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi will no longer be performing in Dubai this October after he announced Tuesday that he was taking a break from touring for the foreseeable future.
Capaldi was to perform in the UAE for the third time in October this year, after his performances in Abu Dhabi and Sharjah in the last two years.
His October concert at Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai is also cancelled.
Taking to social media, the singer, 26, who has Tourette syndrome, writes: “I'm going to be taking a break from touring for the foreseeable future.
“I used to be able to enjoy every second of shows like [Glastonbury], and I'd hoped three weeks away would sort me out. But the truth is I am still learning to adjust to the impact of my Tourettes, and on Saturday it became obvious I need to spend much more time getting my mental and physical health in order.”
His announcement follows his Saturday performance at the Glastonbury Festival where he appeared to lose his voice and the crowd carried him through his songs.
In a statement Coca Cola Arena said: "The Lewis Capaldi concert scheduled for October 27, 2023, and produced by MAC Global will no longer take place. We wish Lewis a speedy recovery and admire his decision to put his health first."
"All tickets will be automatically refunded to the same card used for the transaction. Kindly note your refund can take up to 21 working days (from June 27), so please wait before contacting your point of purchase."