Email December 18th 2007

Frank Usher - gig cancellations

Dear all,

I received a phone call last night from Frank Usher's partner Sue who informed me that Frank had suffered a heart attack and that he was in Borders General hospital. Thankfully it is only a mild attack but he is being kept in for observation until the end of the week. He is under heavy sedation and unable to take visitors but Sue told me he is smiling although totally exhausted.
Despite Frank's insistence, in his typically stubborn fashion, that he wanted to play the forthcoming shows the doctors have said it is impossible and highly dangerous. With all three gigs nearly sold out and also sweat boxes it would have been foolhardy of him to even consider performing.
At only 48 hours notice it is impossible to bring in a replacement guitarist and I am left with no other option but to postpone the three shows.
I apologise once again for the inconvenience caused and I am sure a lot of you will be as frustrated as we are at losing what were going to be celebratory shows in the run up to the holidays. As you can possibly imagine we are all shocked and concerned for Frank and wish him a speedy recovery.

I will keep you informed as to the rescheduling which will be at the end of the UK tour in March or the beginning of April. All tickets purchased for the December shows will be valid for the replacement dates.

all the best


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