Patrick Watson Cancels Calgary Folk Fest Appearance Due to Illness

Posted by Josiah Hughes on 21 July 2015


Montreal-based musician Patrick Watson recently impressed with his Love Songs for Robots album, and fans were primed for another North American tour from the hard-working artist. A wrench has been thrown into at least some of his plans, however, as he's been forced to cancel his Calgary Folk Music Festival appearance this weekend. 

The news was confirmed by the festival's Kerry Clarke. Speaking with Exclaim!, she said, "Due to unfortunate health issues, Patrick Watson has had to cancel. We are disappointed he won't be able to perform at this year's festival, but we are excited that we are able to present Shakey Graves on the mainstage. We are offering refunds to Thursday single day ticket holders, until Wednesday at 5 p.m. at our office." 

While Watson has yet to make an official statement, the Calgary Herald reported on Twitter that the cancellation was "due to an attack of laringytis [sic] and pneumonia." 

Here's hoping Watson is better in time to perform at Montreal's Osheaga Festival. As you'll see in the tour dates below, there's also a nice big gap between his Edmonton and Vancouver shows in October, so it's likely that he'll be able to reschedule a Calgary show. 

Tour dates: 

07/23 Calgary, AB - Calgary Folk Festival 
07/31-08/02 Montreal, QC - Osheaga Festival 
08/20 Pully, CH - For Noise Festival 
08/21 Biddinghuizen, NL - Lowlands Festival 
08/22 Brecons Beacons, UK - Green Man 
09/04 Vlieland, NL - Into de Great Wide Open 
09/05 Vlieland, NL - Into de Great Wide Open 
09/06 Maastricht, NL - Bruis Festival 
09/24 Nashville, TN - Exit/In 
09/25 Urbana, IL - Pygmallion Festival 
09/26 Cincinatti, OH - Mid Point Music Festival 
09/28 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall 
09/29 Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theatre 
09/30 Winnipeg, MB - Garrick Centre 
10/02 Edmonton, AB - The Starlite 
10/05 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom 
10/06 Errington, BC - Errington War Memorial Hall 
10/08 Seattle, WA - The Crocodile 
10/09 Portland, OR - Doug Fir 
10/11 San Francisco, CA - The Independent 
10/13 Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom 
11/14 Hamburg, DE - Knust 
11/15 Cologne, DE - Luxor 
11/16 Berlin, DE - Heimathafen 
11/22 Lyon, FR - Epicerie Moderne 
11/23 Strasbourg, FR - La Laiterie 
11/26 Paris, FR - Casino de Paris 
12/11 New York City, NY - Irving Plaza 
12/11 Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts