Robin Trower cancels tour due to health concerns

Guitarist Robin Trower has canceled his fall US tour due to health concerns. The 79-year-old Trower announced the decision on his Facebook page in the statement below.

“It is with great regret that I have to inform you that I will not be able to fulfill the upcoming US tour in September/October.

I have been struggling with health problems for some time. After my last hospital stay a few weeks ago, my doctor advised me that the only possible way for an effective long-term solution is to perform major surgery as soon as possible.

I am currently waiting for confirmation of that date. I have also been told that the recovery time to 100% full fitness can take some time. This makes it impossible to commit to a fixed tour period in the near future. I have struggled with this decision, but realize that I cannot continue to tour at this time.

I know you will be as disappointed as I am, but I have a lot of hope that this procedure will give me a new lease on life and that I can return to doing what I love most: playing live as soon as possible. I look forward to meeting you all as soon as I can.”

The tour was scheduled to begin in Des Moines, Iowa on September 14 and conclude in Atlanta, Georgia on October 28.

In 2023, Trower released his latest album, Cheerful skyfeaturing Sari Schorr, which went to No. 1 on the Billboard Blues chart.