Posted in movies | music on May 19, 2014

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Bad news for cinefiles and music lovers: Ennio Morricone's upcoming shows in NYC (June 13 @ Barclays Center) and LA (June 15 @ Nokia Theater) -- which were already rescheduled from March -- have been canceled, due to a back injury. From the Morricone camp:

Morricone has been in recovery since March, when he suffered a back injury that forced the postponement of these concerts from March to June. He was expected to make a fast recovery, however his doctors have now found further complications. His lawyer explains, "He has been affected by a back injury that prevents him from conducting orchestras and traveling by plane." Under very strict medical orders, Morricone has had to cancel the U.S. and other concerts and turn down offers until he is fully recovered, which could take up to eight months of rest. Until then, he will continue to compose film scores.

Morricone remarked, "I'm extremely disappointed to have to cancel these concerts. I was very much looking forward to my first Los Angeles performance and only my second New York City performance. Hollywood has been instrumental in bringing my work to American audiences, and my 2007 performance in New York was one of the high points of my career to date. I apologize to my fans for having to cancel these shows, and hope that I am able to make it back soon."

Feel better, Ennio, and we hope you make it back soon too. Refunds are available at point of purchase.

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Comments (9)

What a bummer?

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2014 5:27 PM

Damn shame. Maybe he can come back next summer and perform at a free show in Central Park.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2014 5:28 PM

Dang!

Posted by Rod | May 19, 2014 5:37 PM

who gets stuck with the costs already made for putting on huge events like this that then just get cancelled? marketing costs and such, i assume.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2014 5:47 PM

They prolly have an insurance policy in place to get money back if such a cancellation occurs.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2014 5:54 PM

Low ticket sales? Was over priced!

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2014 6:28 PM

The Barclays show had 3/4 of the venue crossed out. And still thousands of unsold tickets. He's a great talent. So this is the fault of bad marketing.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2014 8:36 PM

Per un Pugno di Percocetti

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2014 8:42 AM

Wimp!

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2014 10:32 AM

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