Charles Bradley Cancels #HPX25 Appearance Following Cancer Diagnosis

For the second year in a row, “The Screaming Eagle of Soul” Charles Bradley, along with His Extraordinaires, have been forced to bow out from their headlining spot at Halifax Pop Explosion.

The late-blooming and beloved 68 year old Gainesville Florida soul singer recently returned to spring and summer touring following a battle with stomach cancer in 2016. This initial diagnosed ailment saw extensive concert cancellations for Bradley including his booking at Halifax Pop Explosion last October.

After a warmly welcomed reception in his most recent outing for his first gigs in 2017, Bradley has broke the sad and unfortunate news that he will be undergoing treatment once again for a diagnosis of liver cancer. Bradley and Co. will subsequently be forced to cancel the remainder of his touring schedule from September to December.

This effected dates include his makeup spot at Halifax Pop Explosion 25 next month.

Dear Fans,

Charles Bradley has announced the cancellation of all upcoming tour dates due to illness.

As you may have known, Charles was diagnosed with stomach cancer last fall and, after undergoing treatment and beating it, he returned to the road this past spring. He began to feel run down during recent tour dates and learned that his cancer spread to his liver, though hasn’t returned to his stomach. He will be taking time off to focus on treatment and recovery.

“I love all of you out there that made my dreams come true. When I come back, I’ll come back strong, with God’s love. With God’s will, I’ll be back soon.” – Charles Bradley

ALL CANCELLED TOUR DATES
Sep 08 Uncasville, CT – The Wolf Den
Sep 09 Brooklyn, NY – OctFest
Sep 13 Buenos Aires, Argentina – NICETO Club
Sep 15 Sao Paulo, Brazil – SESC Pompeia Choperia
Sep 16 Rio De Janeiro, Brazil – Rock In Rio 2017
Sep 22 Cincinnati, OH – Midpoint Kickoff @ Memorial Hall
Sep 23 Chicago, IL – Goose Island 312 Block Party
Sep 28 St. Paul, MN – MPR @ Fitzgerald’s
Sep 29 Lincoln, NE – Lincoln Calling
Oct 01 Long Beach, CA – Music Tastes Good Festival
Oct 07 Santa Barbara, CA – SB Polo & Wine Festival
Oct 20 Halifax, Nova Scotia – Halifax Pop Explosion
Oct 25 Lafayette, LA – Acadiana Center For The Arts
Oct 26 Baton Rouge, LA – Manship Theatre
Oct 28 Suwanne Park, FL – Hulaween Festival
Oct 29 New Orleans, Louisiana – Voodoo Festival
Nov 10 McDade, TX – Sounds On Sound Festival
Nov 11 Cocoa Beach, FL – Rootfire Festival
Nov 21 Paris, France – La Cigale
Nov 23 Porto, Portugal – Coliseu du Porto
Nov 24 Vigo, Spain – Superbock Underfest Vigo
Nov 25 Lisbon, Portugal – Mexefest Festival at Coliseu de Lisboa
Nov 28 Berlin, Germany – Astra
Nov 29 München, Germany – Muffathalle
Nov 30 Köln, Germany – Live Music Hall
Dec 02 Hamburg, Germany – Grosse Freiheit 36
Dec 03 Antwerp, Belgium – De Roma
Dec 05 Amsterdam, Holland – Paradiso
Dec 06 Nijmegen, Holland – Doornroosje
Dec 08 Rotterdam, Holland – Annabel
Dec 09 Tilburg, Holland – 013 Popcentrum
Dec 10 Groningen, Holland – Oosterpoort
Dec 12 Zurich, Switzerland – Kauflauten
Dec 15 London, England – O2 Forum
Dec 16 Antwerp, Belgium – De Roma
Dec 29 Vancouver, BC – The Commodore
Dec 31 Broomfield, CO – 1st Bank Center (w/ My Morning Jacket)”

Charles Bradley (Official Facebook)

From all of his fans who were anxiously awaiting the opportunity to celebrate Charles Bradley at Halifax Pop Explosion, and from every other fan around the world:

Get well soon, Mr. Bradley. May the hearts and souls of those you’ve touched forever be the necessary wind beneath your wings until the Screaming Eagle of Soul is prepared to take flight once again.

– SE

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