Richard Ashcroft Postpones Tour Due To Illness

Former Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft has fallen ill and has rescheduled a North American tour that was set to begin Saturday in Chicago, a spokesperson for the singer said.

Ashcroft released his first solo album, Alone With Everybody, in June. Though the singer broke with the Verve in 1999, Alone With Everybody carries on the grandiose tradition of Verve songs like "The Drugs Don't Work" and "Bitter Sweet Symphony," [RealVideo] from their 1997 album Urban Hymns.

Prior to starting the rescheduled tour at Chicago's Double Door on January 19, Ashcroft will appear on the "Late Show with David Letterman" during the week of January 15, his publicist said.

Richard Ashcroft's rescheduled North American tour dates:

  • 1/19 - Chicago, IL @ Double Door
  • 1/20 - Chicago, IL @ Double Door
  • 1/21 - Detroit, MI @ St.

    Andrews

  • 1/23 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House
  • 1/24 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House
  • 1/27 - Boston, MA @ Paradise
  • 1/28 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
  • 1/29 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
  • 1/31 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
  • 2/1 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
  • 2/3 - Los Angeles, CA @ Knitting Factory
  • 2/4 - Los Angeles, CA @ Knitting Factory
  • 2/5 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore
  • 2/5 - San Francisco, CA @ Bimbo's 365 Club
  • 2/7 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore