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Mann, Penn Scrap European Tour
Aimee Mann and Michael Penn have postponed their European tour -- which was scheduled to start Thursday (Oct. 11) in London and hit 12 stops through Oct. 29 in Copenhagen -- in light of the recent terAimee Mann and Michael Penn have postponed their European tour -- which was scheduled to start Thursday (Oct. 11) in London and hit 12 stops through Oct. 29 in Copenhagen -- in light of the recent terrorist attacks. A statement on Mann's official Web site says the husband-and-wife duo, who perform together onstage and play each other's songs, has postponed the tour "indefinitely."
"Given the recent terrorist attacks, news reports of there being a 100% chance of another attack, yesterday's military action, and the US State Department's strong warnings to Americans traveling abroad, we find ourselves in the unfortunate position of having to postpone our upcoming tour indefinitely," read the statement, posted yesterday (Oct. 8). "We apologize to our friends and fans who were planning to come to our shows and we hope to return when things have calmed down a bit."
Last month, Mann filed suit against Universal Music Group (UMG) and Universal Music & Video Distribution, alleging the unauthorized release of the "Aimee Mann Ultimate Collection," a compilation of previously unreleased songs and promotional singles.
She was also recently chosen as a voting panelist for the Virgin Megastore Shortlist Prize for Artistic Achievement, an award to honor contemporary music's most creative and adventurous releases. Mann sits on a panel of 15 musicians and industry figures, including Beck, Macy Gray, Dave Grohl, Trent Reznor, and Lucinda Williams. The Shortlist finalists were announced last week.