The planned U.K. tour by U.S. singer-songwriter Lyle Lovett this October, which would have contributed to a major international comeback after a three-year lull, has been canceled. According his U.K.

The planned U.K. tour by U.S. singer-songwriter Lyle Lovett this October, which would have contributed to a major international comeback after a three-year lull, has been canceled. According his U.K. publicist Richard Wootton Publicity, the dates were pulled "due to recording commitments."

The Grammy-award winner was booked to play at the Birmingham Symphony Hall on Oct. 5, London's Royal Albert Hall on Oct. 6, Manchester Lowry on Oct. 8, followed by the Brighton Dome on Oct. 9.

Dates at the Bristol Colston Hall, Newcastle City Castle and Glasgow Clyde Auditorium were to take place on Oct. 10, 12, and 13, respectively.

A Royal Albert Hall spokesperson said the promoters canceled its show "due to unforeseen circumstances." However, a report published in Canada's Toronto Star newspaper blames poor ticket sales. Tickets will be refunded in the same way as they were originally purchased, whether online or at the box office.

The British leg was part of an international tour that included North America gigs in Canada, including a show at the Hummingbird Centre in Toronto, Ontario today (Aug. 14).

He is also scheduled to play for the rest of this month in New York, Massachusetts, North Caroline, Delaware, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, Arkansas, Maine, Alabama, followed by September and November stints in, among other states, Texas, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. The North America dates are understood to be going ahead as planned.

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