October 12, 2008
Gramps injured; Morgan Heritage cancels club tour of Europe
Reggae group Morgan Heritage, which kicked off their world tour earlier this year, has cancelled their highly-anticipated club tour of Europe.
The six-week sojourn, part of the promotion for the group’s critically acclaimed album, Mission In Progress, was scheduled for the beginning of November to the middle of December.
“We were really looking forward to touring behind the new album in Europe,” a spokesperson for the group said.
“It was gonna be our first club tour in Europe since 2005, so we
were really looking forward to doing more intimate, more up close and personal shows all over Europe,” the Heritage representative explained.
Morgan Heritage says a medical injury which group member Gramps suffered last week has resulted in the cancellation of the tour. “Gramps needs time to heal before we hit the road for such an extended period,” a member of the group stated.
Looking at it philosophically, the group member reflected, “All things in life have their purpose, because this cancellation gives us the chance to spend much needed time with our families over the next two months.”
Morgan Heritage, however, will be not be totally grounded as they will be doing one-off shows in the Caribbean while Gramps heals. Among the islands the group is scheduled to perform are Cayman, Nassau, the Bahamas and Dominica. They will also be doing a benefit concert on Saturday for the city of New Orleans, and a hurricane relief concert in Turks and Caicos for the damage caused by Gustav.
“Hopefully, Gramps will be fully recovered in time for our African tour starting in Sierra Leone in the middle of December. The tour is also scheduled to be going to Liberia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Senegal and Gambia,” Morgan Heritage stated.
And, for those who are wondering when the group will return to Europe, they will doing a festival tour in May and June of 2009.