D'Angelo cancels First Avenue gig over medical emergency


Reclusive R&B star D'Angelo has called off his Tuesday night gig at First Avenue in Minneapolis due to a medical emergency, the Star Tribune reports.

The First Avenue website delivered the notice, saying, "Due to a medical emergency, D'Angelo is unable to perform (Tuesday) night at First Avenue. he expresses his sincere regret due to this unfortunate circumstance. More information is forthcoming."

Tuesday night's show at First Avenue would have been D'Angelo's second show at the venue this summer. He previously played the venue with ?uestlove of the Roots in June.

Ticket refunds will be issued automatically to those who purchased them online. Those who purchased the tickets in person at any outlet can get refunds at the Depot Tavern next door to First Avenue.

D'Angelo' acclaimed 2000 release "Voodoo" earned two Grammys including Best R&B album, but since then, he has rarely toured and has refused to do any interviews.

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