Through a statement, the Ecuadorian singer John Ferdinand Velasco He reported that “very sadly” postpones activities planned for the next two weeks, due to being diagnosed with COVID-19.
“Although I have the complete vaccine schedule and I am still in an early stage of the disease, I have a compromised respiratory system that affects any vocal activity I try to perform”, he said in the letter.
“Also, I can’t put my audience at risk to the entire production team, musicians, engineers and people in general with whom I had to interact to carry out the activities we had planned, much less perform the shows with the quality and professionalism that you deserve, “added the singer, who was nominated to the Latin Grammy in 2010.
The 50-year-old artist planned to appear in three cities in the neighboring country on Thursday, October 13, in Bogota; the next day she was going to be in Medellin; and on October 15 at Cali. These shows will be postponed to the first quarter of 2023.
Also, he indicated that will not be able to participate in the Latin Music Awards in Bogotá, which was planned for October 12, nor at the Heat Festival in Guayaquil, which will take place on October 20.
“Although we had all the illusion put into the start of the POPular album tour, we have no choice but to accept this situation and apologize for the inconvenience that this rescheduling may cause to the fans who purchased their tickets,” said the singer.
The new dates for the 2023 concerts will be announced in the coming days, as well as the process of returning the money, if applicable.
Velasco also thanked the predisposition of the artists, Arelys Henao, Álzate, Pipe Bueno and Marbelle, who were going to accompany him on the tour.
In mid-September the Ecuadorian released his album Juan Fernando Velasco POPular, the eighth production, in which he pays homage from his songs to the Colombian popular genre.
Velasco on this album has the collaboration of several artists, Silvestre Dangond, Jessi Uribe, Paola Jara, Pipe Bueno, Arelys Henao, Alzate, Marbelle, as well as Mexicans Espinoza Paz and Ana Bárbara. (YO)
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