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Published: 2014/05/19

Ennio Morricone Cancels U.S. Shows Due to Injury

Earlier this year we reported that legendary film composer Ennio Morricone would be postponing his previously scheduled March shows in Brookly and Los Angeles to due to an injury. Unfortunately, it appears that the same injury has forced the influential 85-year-old composer to cancel his U.S. dates outright. A message was posted on his Facebook page today reads:

Due to Back Injury, 85 Year-Old Composer Is Unable to Travel for Performances June 13 at Cushman & Wakefield Theater at Barclays Center in Brooklyn and June 15 at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE

Morricone has been in recovery since March, when he suffered a back injury that forced the postponement of these concerts from March to June. He was expected to make a fast recovery, however his doctors have now found further complications. His lawyer explains, “He has been affected by a back injury that prevents him from conducting orchestras and traveling by plane.” Under very strict medical orders, Morricone has had to cancel the U.S. and other concerts and turn down offers until he is fully recovered, which could take up to eight months of rest. Until then, he will continue to compose film scores.

Morricone remarked, ā€œIā€™m extremely disappointed to have to cancel these concerts. I was very much looking forward to my first Los Angeles performance and only my second New York City performance. Hollywood has been instrumental in bringing my work to American audiences, and my 2007 performance in New York was one of the high points of my career to date. I apologize to my fans for having to cancel these shows, and hope that I am able to make it back soon.ā€

For the New York show, all online and phone credit card orders will be automatically refunded. Remaining refunds will be available at point of purchase. For the Los Angeles show, refunds will be provided at point of purchase or by contacting AXS at 1-888-929-7849

Morricone is best known for his classic scores for films like The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, Once Upon A Time In The West, The Mission and Cinema Paradiso. The upcoming U.S. dates were to feature over 200 musicians and singers, and would have been his second and third-ever performances in the United States.

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