Sinead O'Connor Bows Out Of Wotapalava

Singer drops off gay-themed tour due to 'unforeseeable family commitments.'

A mere week after announcing her participation in this summer's gay-themed touring festival, Wotapalava, Sinéad O'Connor has dropped off the bill due to "unforeseeable family commitments."

O'Connor, who recently parted ways with Atlantic Records, alerted festival coordinators of her decision via fax Wednesday morning (May 30), five hours before a press conference scheduled to announce the event's official lineup. A Wotapalava spokesperson said tour organizer and Pet Shop Boys member Neil Tennant is still negotiating with O'Connor to have her play select dates.

Wotapalava will feature main-stage performances by Pet Shop Boys, Rufus Wainwright, Soft Cell and the Magnetic Fields (see "Sinead O'Connor, Pet Shop Boys Tour In Wotapalava Festival"). Broadway singers, cabaret performers and DJs will perform on a second stage. Renowned DJ Junior Vasquez will spin at the July 13 tour opener in Miami and July 29 in Chicago. Danny Tenaglia will DJ July 18 in Wantagh, New York, and July 22 in Holmdel, New Jersey.

Wotapalava dates, according to the event's publicist:

  • 7/13 - Miami, FL @ Bayfront Amphitheatre

  • 7/15 - Atlanta, GA @ HiFi Buys Amphitheatre

  • 7/18 - Wantagh, NY @ Jones Beach Amphitheatre

  • 7/20 - Boston, MA @ FleetBoston Pavilion

  • 7/21 - Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post

  • 7/22 - Holmdel, NJ @ P.N.C. Bank Arts Center

  • 7/23 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center

  • 7/25 - Burgettstown, PA @ Post-Gazette Pavilion

  • 7/27 - Toronto, ON @ Molson Amphitheatre

  • 7/28 - Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre

  • 7/29 - Tinley Park, IL @ Tweeter Center

  • 7/31 - Englewood, CO @ Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre

  • 8/3 - Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre

  • 8/4 - Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

  • 8/5 - Chula Vista, CA @ Coors Amphitheatre

  • 8/8 - Dallas, TX @ Smirnoff Music Centre

  • 8/10 - Selma, TX @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

  • 8/11 - The Woodlands, TX @ C.W. Mitchell Pavilion