23-year-old singer Mabel – full name Mabel McVey – is currently on the UK leg of her sold-out ‘High Expectations’ tour. It’s been a huge year for this artist, with three Brit Award Nominations and a chance to perform at the award show. But, all of this would overwhelm anyone, and Mabel has unfortunately had to cancel two of her UK shows due to illness.
The two gigs in question are both Mabel’s Southampton show and her appearance in Norwich, which were planned to be on the 8th and 9th February respectively. The artist explained the situation to fans through her social media, saying that the shows would be rescheduled “as soon as possible”.
It is with a heavy heart that I have to postpone my next 2 shows in Norwich and Southampton due to health reasons. We will make every effort to reschedule these dates for as soon as possible. Thank you for your support and sorry to let you down. Love Mabel x
— Mabel (@Mabel) February 8, 2020
Southampton venue O2 Guildhall tweeted to inform and reassure fans: “We wish her a speedy recovery and will announce any further details regarding a reschedule as and when we have them”. Norwich UEA have also addressed ticket holders, confirming that they may either keep their ticket for the rescheduled date, or receive a refund by calling them on 01603 593272. Fans were disappointed yet understanding, telling the singer to take care of herself and sending love and support. Many posted videos from the previous tour dates exclaiming their love for the show.
Beginning 30th January 2020, ‘High Expectations’ had 10 UK dates planned, after which Mabel would attend the Brits before setting off on the 24-date European leg until March. Shen would then take a short break, by which time it would be festival season. Hopefully the singer is back at her best soon to continue with these plans. This is the second tour for Mabel, which she undertakes with her three-piece live band and four backing dancers.
Mabel has been nominated for Brit awards for Best Female Solo Artist, Best Newcomer and Song of the Year, making her the “only woman to break into in any of the mixed gender categories” according to The Guardian. As her career truly takes off, it is understandable that she needs a rest, especially with such a big performance coming up.
‘Finders Keepers’ and ‘Don’t Call Me Up’ are two of the most popular tunes released by this artist, who began her career in 2015 with debut single ‘Know Me Better’. When ‘Finders Keepers’ was released in 2017, it reached Top 10 in the UK Singles Chart and made a name for the young artist. She has since released two albums, ‘Ivy To Roses’ and ‘High Expectations’ as well as numerous singles and EPs. Mabel has also worked on many collaborations including ‘Ring Ring’ with Rich the Kid and, recently, ‘God Is A Dancer’ with Tiësto.