PROMOTERS of the UK Greatest Hits Tour have confirmed that superstar, Oliver Mtukudzi is no longer travelling to London for next week’s shows due to due unforeseen but pressing commitments.
Mtukudzi was billed to perform in London and Leicester next Friday and Saturday alongside Jah Prayzah and Sulu Chimbetu but only the latter two would now make the trip.
Unconfirmed reports suggested Tuku was set to receive a major national award from the government next week.
However in a statement, the superstar’s manager Sam Mataure said: “Due to unforeseen reasons, Oliver Mtukudzi and The Black Spirits will not be touring in UK for The Greatest Hits Tour UK.
“We would like to reassure all Tuku fans that this has nothing to do with Y2K Promotions and we have therefore rescheduled the tour in UK for next year March 21 & 22 with them.
“We hereby give our sincere apology but we still edge people to attend the gigs as arranged and give support for Jah Prayzah and Sulu as they are outstanding performers in their own right and we are confident they will put an excellent show, see you next year.”
Y2K Promotions added: “(We are) very much aware that Tuku’s UK tour record is impeccable and for him to reschedule at such short notice he must have very important engagements and although very difficult for us as promoters we have respected and accepted his decision gracefully and have moved on.
“Y2K would like to reassure all those making arrangements to attend The Greatest Hits Tour UK that even with this setback we are very much on top of things and we are progressing as normal and all is in place.
“We are very much looking forward to host Sulu and Jah who are currently excellent performers and certainly are the future of Zimbabwean music in their respective genres. We therefore expect nothing else but class and high energy on stage.
“They have collaborations among themselves. On the night it could be mayhem on the dance floor … be warned.”
VENUES AND DATES
London (Friday 25/10/13)
The Royal Regency
501 High Street North
London E12 6HT
Leicester (Saturday 26/10/13)
15 Ravensbridge Drive
Leicester LE4 0BZAdvertisement
More information: 07525741060 / 07877196217 / 07931765639 / 07826278284 www.y2kpromotions.com