Ray Charles Postpones Concerts
Ray Charles has postponed a slate of upcoming concert dates due to acute hip discomfort, which he is having treated in Los Angeles, according to a spokesperson.Ray Charles has postponed a slate of upcoming concert dates due to acute hip discomfort, which he is having treated in Los Angeles, according to a spokesperson. The 72-year-old singer, who already missed three appearances last week, plans to resume his full slate of late summer and fall dates starting Aug. 22 at Harrah's Casino in Escondido, Calif.
His next appearance had been scheduled for July 30 in Worcester, Mass. Charles' canceled itinerary includes shows in Westport, Conn.; New York; Portland, Maine; Galveston, Texas; New Orleans; Vicksburg, Miss.; and Bow, Spokane and Toppenish, Wash.
Charles played his 10,000th concert on May 23 at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles and embarked on his latest North American tour in late June. He has U.S. dates scheduled through mid-September and a brief European tour on tap for the end of the year.
The 12-time Grammy winner, blind since the age of 6, released his latest album, "Thanks for Bringing Love Around," last year. Issued on Charles' own Crossover Records label, the disc includes a new version of "What'd I Say," a song he first released in 1959 that became one of his first hits.
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