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Tony MacAlpine in cancer alert

Guitarist postpones Asia and Australia tours for emergency surgery on intestinal growth

Tony MacAlpine has postponed tours of Asia and Australia after an emergency medical investigation suggested he’s suffering from cancer.

And he can only hope he’ll be well enough to keep his planned European dates in October and November.

The shows were arranged to support the launch of his latest solo album, Concrete Gardens, released in April.

MacAlpine says: “Last week I was taken to hospital with severe stomach pains. Following blood work, MRI scans and various procedures, doctors discovered a large mass in my intestine.

“It seems likely that we’re dealing with cancer. My doctors advised me that this will need to be dealt with immediately, and I’m scheduled for surgery this week.”

He expects recovery to take a month, which means he’ll still be recuperating when the Asian and Australian dates were to take place.

He adds: “Providing all goes well, I should be well enough to perform on the European tour. We apologise for any inconvenience – but I’m determined to make these dates up and rock your city soon.”

Planned European dates

Oct 15: Manchester Band On The Wall
Oct 16: London Underworld
Oct 18: Vaureal Le Forum, France
Oct 20: Weert De Bosull, Netherlands
Oct 21: Amsterdam Q Factory, Netherlands
Oct 23: Reichenbach Bergkeller, Germany
Oct 25: Opole Drum Fest, Poland
Oct 27: Olomouc Bounty Rock Cafe, Czech Republic
Oct 28: Brno Metro, Czech Republic
Oct 29: Nove Mesto Blue Note, Slovakia
Oct 30: Budapest A38, Hungary
Nov 01: Bucharest Silver Church, Romania
Nov 02: Vienne Reigen, Austria
Nov 03: Munich Rockclub Garage, Germany
Nov 04: Zurich Komplex 457, Switzerland
Nov 06: Rome Planet Live Club, Italy
Nov 07: Bologna Zona Roveri, Italy
Nov 08: San Giovanni Blitz Live Music Pub, Italy
Nov 09: Bosco Marengo Live 23, Italy
Nov 11: Nice Le Palace, France
Nov 12: Barcelona Razzmatazz3, Spain
Nov 13: Zaragoza Sala Lopez, Spain
Nov 14: Madrid Cala Cats, Spain
Nov 15: Lisbon RCA Club, Portugal

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