Ryan Johnson, Published October 23 2013
Health issues force Pink to postpone Fargodome show
A Wednesday statement from concert promoter Live Nation Entertainment said the singer needed a longer vocal break after her two shows in Seattle on Sunday and Vancouver on Monday.
According to the statement, it became clear after Pink’s consultation with doctors on Wednesday that “more rest is required” to fully recover from inflamed vocal cards and laryngitis.
“It is under these doctors’ orders that she postpones her scheduled Fargo date,” Live Nation said.
Pink is now scheduled to perform at the Fargodome on Saturday, Jan. 11. All tickets purchased for her concert this month will be honored on the rescheduled date, according to Live Nation.
Fargodome General Manager Rob Sobolik told The Forum that it’s a disappointing change, but local fans will still get a chance to see Pink early next year.
“I think the best thing here is that it is just postponed and not canceled,” he said. “It’s unfortunate, but obviously performers such as Pink are under a lot of stress when they do these shows.”
Live Nation Entertainment announced Tuesday that Pink was postponing three concerts in Canada, including her Wednesday show in Edmonton, a Saskatoon performance today and a gig in Winnipeg on Saturday. Those concerts have been rescheduled for Jan. 14-16.
Earlier this month, Pink postponed her Oct. 17 and 18 concerts in Salt Lake City and Denver for vocal rest.
“Thanks for all the support y’all,” she wrote on her Twitter account on Oct. 16. “Not very dramatic – doctor just wants me on complete vocal rest for four days to heal. So I can kick ass.”
Sobolik said he appreciates that Pink still looks at Fargo as a “very valuable market” – something he said is evident in her rescheduling, and not canceling, her show here.
Fans quickly reacted to the news, bombarding Pink’s official Facebook page with messages of both disappointment and hope that the singer feels up to performing again soon.
“Oh man I was praying this wasn’t true!” wrote Fawna Aneshka, who said she was planning to take a train from Montana to see Pink in Fargo this weekend.
Chantel Reisinger wrote that she was more concerned about Pink’s damaged vocal cords than having to miss the concert hat was originally scheduled for Saturday night in Winnipeg.
“Rest and feel strong again so you can keep rippin’ tunes out the way you do … saw you do your thang in Vegas and will keep following you around for more of the good stuff!,” Reisinger wrote on Facebook.
Sobolik said all previously purchased tickets will be honored at Pink’s rescheduled concert on Jan. 11. Ticket holders with questions about the postponement are asked to call the Fargodome’s box office at (701) 241-9100.
Readers can reach Forum reporter Ryan Johnson at (701) 241-5587