Marina & The Diamonds postpone UK tour due to illness


Marina Diamandis

Marina & The Diamonds has postponed her forthcoming UK tour, after recieving treatment for a "damaged vocal cord".

The singer said she had pulled the gigs on "urgent doctors' orders" and explained that she has been battling "vocal problems for three weeks".

The nationwide series of concerts were scheduled to begin in London on Thursday 3 May.

Marina, whose second album Electra Heart is released this week, has rescheduled the concert dates for June.


Marina said she made the decision with "huge regret" and was "very upset" at having to pull out.

In a statement on her official website she wrote: "Today the doctor has told me that I cannot sing performance-length shows while I undergo treatment, or I could cause permanent damage to my vocal chords."

All tickets for the shows remain valid for the new dates, except Leeds which was a festival performance.

"I promise that these shows will be the best I have ever performed for you, as hopefully I will be 100% healthy," she said.

Marina & The Diamonds released her second album Electra Heart on Monday 30 April.

The rescheduled dates for the gigs are:

Norwich Waterfront - 18 June

Glasgow ABC - 20 June

Edinburgh Queen's Hall - 21 June

Manchester Cathedral - 22 June

Leamington Spa Assembly Hall - 24 June

London Tabernacle - 25 June

Cardiff Coal Exchange - 27 June

Birmingham Institute - 29 June

Sheffield Leadmill - 30 June