Bad news for European connoiseurs of rap music. The Abstract was all set tour Europe with the aid of a band and J.Period but unfortunatekt will not be able to perform due to health reasons. The whole tour has been cancelled, including his many festival appearances. There’s no official statement yet but the Norwegian Øya Festival has released the following response:
Unfortunately we have recently been told that Q-tip will have to cancel his planned tour of Europe this summer. This means he will not be appearing at The Øya festival in August. This is sad news, first of all for the fans. We know that many of you have been looking forward to seeing Q-tip in the Medieval park. We have not yet recieved much information concerning the cancellation, but we have been told that this is a health related matter as the artist has to go through an operation around the same time that The Øya Festival takes place. As you can understand, this is entirely beyond our control. We hope Q-tip will soon recover, and that he will be able to guest Øya at a later date.
Dutch festival a Camping Flight To Lowlands Paradise (aka Lowlands) has also confirmed his cancellation from appearing there (Sidenote: &%#$! Yours truly has tickets and was hyped for his performance! The only plus side is that I have no reason left to miss Lykke Li’s performance, which was scheduled almost simultaneously). Hopefully Q-Tip will soon recover and be able to reschedule his tour.