Former frontman of The Enemy and local Coventry boy Tom Clarke has postponed his live tour until next year.
The tour was set to start in March this year, but was postponed to September due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
But a planned Christmas show in the city is still dye to go ahead.
The 34-year-old announced the show on Twitter back in April, offering free guestlist spots to NHS workers from Coventry.
He will be playing at the Empire’s new venue in Hertford Street, which is currently being revamped.
The show – which sold out in less than four hours – is set to go ahead on December 19.
He said: “With the help of Coventry Empire, I managed to put a post-lockdown show on sale which sold out in a morning.
“The venue’s decision to use a model which focuses on jobs and communities facilitated me being able to donate a large portion of tickets to NHS staff for free. It also allowed me to offer an extremely low ticket price for fans, whilst still taking a fee to pay my crew.
“Planning post-lockdown shows now will help to secure future income not only for artists, but touring and in-house crew as well as staff whose livelihoods have been drastically affected.
“Being an independent venue has given Coventry Empire the flexibility to put some profit aside and do something really worthwhile.”
Why has the tour been rescheduled?
Tom, who was due to was set to sing tracks from the band’s debut album We Live and Die in These Towns on the tour, announced on Twitter he had had to reschecule gigs until 2021 to ensure the safety of fans.
The 10-date tour will start on January 7, with a sold-out show in Newcastle, with touring support Conleth McGeary.
Tom wrote: “Hi everyone. Behind the scenes we’ve been working hard to make sure that as soon as it’s safe to play the WLADITT shows, we can.
“Originally, we rescheduled for September but the best info we now have suggests that September is too soon. Consequently, we’re moving the shows to January, in line with that the music industry is doing across the board.
“Lots of people are understandably concerned that we will cancel these shows, but I promise we are doing everything possible to make sure they happen as soon as it’s safe to do so. We want to be the first people to party as soon as it’s safe.”
The new dates are:
- January 7 – Newcastle O2 Academy 2
- January 8 – Stockton KU Bar
- January 9 – Glasgow St Luke’s
- January 15 – Leicester O2 Academy2
- January 16 – Stoke Keele SU
- January 17 – Nottingham Rescue Rooms
- January 20 – Leeds Brudenell Social Club
- January 22 – Liverpool Arts Club
- January 23 – Sheffield O2 Academy2
- January 24 – Cardiff Globe