A case of bronchitis has forced R&B singer D'Angelo to postpone five concerts this week. The dates in Washington, D.C., New York, Boston, Cleveland and Toronto will be rescheduled.
Two other stops on the tour, in Denver and Phoenix, have been canceled to make room for the rescheduled shows, according to a representative for Virgin Records. She said the label was still awaiting word from D'Angelo's management on the rescheduled dates for all but the Toronto show, now set for May 3.
Shows last Friday and Saturday in Washington, D.C., were postponed. The New York concert planned for March 16 at Radio City Music Hall had been postponed to Thursday at that time; the singer did perform at the storied Manhattan venue March 17. The singer's Boston show set for March 20 was moved to last Sunday, but that concert, like Thursday's, was postponed, too. D'Angelo plans to resume the tour Friday at the Arie Crown Theater in Chicago.
D'Angelo released his second album, Voodoo, in January. His latest single, the slow jam "Untitled (How Does it Feel)"(RealAudio excerpt), is #39 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. He is scheduled to appear, with ex-Police leader Sting, Latin sensation Enrique Iglesias and pop stars the Backstreet Boys in a VH1 special "Divas: The Men Strike Back" on April 18.
The postponed dates are:
March 2425; Washington, D.C.; Constitution Hall
March 26; Boston, Mass.; Wang Center
March 27; Cleveland, Ohio; Palace Theater
March 29; Toronto, Ontario; Massey Hall
March 30; New York, N.Y.; Radio City Music Hall
The canceled dates are:
April 3; Denver, Colo., Paramount Theater
April 12; Phoenix, Ariz., Celebrity Theater