Cher has been forced to postpone Albany and Manchester dates of her Dressed To Kill Tour’s second legs after she was diagnosed with an acute viral infection.
Instead of taking the stage, Cher, 68, will be resting up at home.
The two shows have been postponed until early October, with the singer now set to perform in Albany on October 6 and Manchester on October 7.
Cher postponed Albany and Manchester dates after she was diagnosed with an acute viral infection (photo Getty Images)
Cher is expected to play in Allentown, Pennsylvania on September 15.
The Dressed to Kill Tour, which has featured rock icon Pat Benatar and pop legend Cyndi Lauper as opening acts, is Cher’s eighth solo tour overall.
The tour opened March 22 in Phoenix and has already grossed over $55 million.
Macaulay Culkin’s band, The Pizza Underground, has cancelled the rest of their UK shows after they were booed offstage in two cities, Nottingham and Manchester.
The band, which performs pizza-themed covers of Velvet Underground tunes, was also pelted with beer by disgruntled fans, and now the band has axed the rest of its live shows.
Macaulay Culkin’s The Pizza Underground has cancelled the rest of their UK shows after they were booed offstage in Nottingham and Manchester
Announcing the cancellation, The Pizza Underground tweeted: “Sad that we had to cancel UK shows. Believe it or not we had fun! But all good things must end, and sometimes suddenly and w/o explanation.”
The Pizza Underground also pulled out of a performance at Spain’s Primavera Sound festival on Saturday, but insisted the cancellations “had nothing to do with the beer tossers” and claimed they had to “deal with a cheesemergency (sic)”.
Macaulay Culkin, who plays kazoo in The Pizza Underground, and his bandmates were forced offstage just 15 minutes into their set at the Rock City in Nottingham after fans began hurling abuse and beer at them.
[youtube VYGZ-Dc9JV4 650]
According to new reports, Rihanna and Drake may have rekindled their fizzled flame when they were spotted holding hands Tuesday night in Manchester, UK.
Rihanna, 26, and Drake, 27, were blurrily caught on camera exiting a local club, where he hosted an after-party following his arena concert that night. From there, it was off to a bowling alley they’d reserved for the evening, TMZ reported. The pair finally packed it in around 4 a.m.
In recent weeks, Rihanna and Drake have surfaced in Los Angeles, Brussels, Amsterdam and Paris, where she joined him onstage for a duet of Take Care
This is the latest outing for Rihanna and Drake, who have done their best to avoid being photographed together in public. In recent weeks, they have surfaced in Los Angeles, Brussels, Amsterdam and Paris, where she joined him onstage for a duet of Take Care. Meanwhile, on Monday night, Rihanna and Drake apparently got affectionate at London hotspot Cirque Le Soir.
Rihanna and Drake have been linked off and on since 2009, and their closeness is believed to have set off a bottle-hurling nightclub brawl in 2012 between the rapper and Chris Brown.
[youtube zWQr4nfP5JU 650]
[youtube -zzP29emgpg 650]
UEFA has decided to open disciplinary proceedings against CSKA Moscow for the “racist behavior of their fans” during their home Champions League match against Manchester City.
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure said he was subjected to racist chanting during his team’s 2-1 win in Moscow on Wednesday.
The European governing body says the case will be dealt with by its disciplinary board on 30 October.
CSKA Moscow considers the racism allegations to be “unfounded”.
Manchester City said on Thursday that they had submitted a formal written complaint to UEFA, which is also looking into the setting off of fireworks by home supporters during the match in the Russian capital.
In May, UEFA announced that in the case of racist incidents involving spectators, a partial stadium closure would be applied for the first offence and a full stadium closure for a second, coupled with a fine of 50,000 euros.
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure said he was subjected to racist chanting during his team’s 2-1 win in Moscow
CSKA’s next home game in the Champions League is against Bayern Munich on November 27, before which they visit Manchester City on November 5.
Ivory Coast international Yaya Toure said he was “furious” and reported the chants to the referee during the game and afterwards.
But CSKA are “surprised and disappointed” by Yaya Toure’s claims.
A club statement read: “Having carefully studied the video of the game, we found no racist insults from fans of CSKA.”
Lord Ouseley, chairman of anti-discrimination body Kick It Out, said the latest incident would “test” Uefa’s new sanctions.
He added referee Ovidiu Hategan should not officiate again after failing to follow protocol when Toure reported the incidents to him.
Under guidelines issued by UEFA in 2009, referees have the power to tackle racist chanting from supporters in a number of ways.
As a first step, they can stop a match and ask for warnings to be made over the public address system.
The second step is to suspend a match for a short time. If the abuse continues, a match can be abandoned.
Romanian official Ovidiu Hategan, a FIFA referee since 2008, was also in charge when Lazio fans were found guilty of racist behavior towards Tottenham players in the Europa League last season.
FIFPro, the global union for professional footballers, is “disappointed” match officials failed to act.
Sir Ouseley said if players are not adequately protected, more could walk off the pitch during a game, as former AC Milan player Kevin Prince-Boateng did during a friendly last season.
[youtube SYnRmE_nSGs 650]