Jamiroquai have been forced to postpone their two O2 Arena shows later this month due to Jay Kay recuperating from a recent procedure.
Initially set to perform on 23rd and 24th June at the iconic London venue, the shows have now been rescheduled to December 3rd and 6th respectively. All tickets will remain valid for the rescheduled dates, and refunds, if required, will be available from point of purchase. (Note tickets for the postponed O2 show on Friday 23rd June will only be valid for the rescheduled show on Sunday 3rd December. Tickets for the O2 show on Saturday 24th June will only be valid for Wednesday 6th December). There are no plans at this stage for any additional shows to be affected.
Of the reschedule, Jay Kay sent the following memo to fans:
Hi J here
It is with great regret that again I have to disappoint people due to the ongoing problem with my back. I have never felt so frustrated with a situation as I feel now, and I am desperate to get back to form. After two operations I am only marginally more active, and I know I could never give the 125% energy I need to give to you good people a super show. I am a proud man, and it breaks my heart to have to keep moving these performances and asking for people’s patience. I am distraught at this and am feeling very low.
2017 is turning out to be a tough year, with the loss of several close friends in quick succession and the inability to perform properly in the way I’ve been doing, and the only way I know how to, since I did my first gig at 17 years old.
I want to thank all of you for the messages of support you have sent me. I can’t quite believe how kind you all are. A thousand thanks.
I want to apologise to all of you who have no doubt made travel plans and taken time out to see us in Paris, Athens and London O2, but I give you my word – I promise you I will come back and give you the shows you deserve. Faster, harder and stronger.
Thank you all so much once again for your unerring love and patience, your posts have really picked me up.
From a very wounded Buffalo.
Lots of love,