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Barry Manilow's tour halted by storm and illness


Barry Manilow had to cancel a concert in Utah on Friday due to illness, a day after high winds and lightning forced him to call off another show in Colorado.

The veteran crooner was preparing to perform at the outdoor Red Rocks Amphitheatre near Morrison, Colorado, on Thursday when bad weather hit, so he delayed the start of the show to let the storm pass. However, the weather only worsened, prompting officials to evacuate the audience and cancel the show.

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Manilow, 70, subsequently took to his Facebook page to apologize, writing, "I am very sorry that the Red Rocks show had to be cancelled. We were told starting at around 8 p.m. that the weather would clear and we were all backstage and ready to go throughout the evening. Then we were told that the lightning was too close. Then the wind was too strong. Then the lightning was OK. Then the rain was gone. Then the wind came back. It was quite a roller coaster ... After quite a few hours the show was finally cancelled when the house rigger could no longer certify that the swinging lighting trusses and flying band gear were safe for either the audience or for anyone on the stage ... Again ... I am terribly sorry."

However, Manilow's fans were dealt another blow the following night when the singer was forced to call off his show in Utah after becoming sick. Manilow's concert at the Maverik Center in West Valley City, Utah, was pulled just hours before he was due on stage. A statement from venue bosses reads, "We regret to inform you that due to illness tonight's Barry Manilow show has been postponed to a future date. Please hold on to your tickets, as they will be valid for the rescheduled date."

Jul 14, 2013 6:48PM
I can't believe he's 70 already.  It seems like just yesterday when my high school girlfriend and I heard Mandy for the first time.  I guess we're all getting some good wear on our tires.  I still remember the words, but forgot her name!
Jul 14, 2013 2:45PM
He HAD to pull out - he's Barry Manilow...
Jul 14, 2013 1:55PM

I LOVE Barry Mannilow's music - his commercial jingles were the best of any, too.


I have no doubt he got sick - as relatives of mine have been coming down with illnesses


frequently this summer and spring !

Jul 14, 2013 1:45PM
I doubt many enjoy growing old. We are young and strong on top of our game and all of a sudden we find ourselves old. Unless you have been there , and you will... it is hard to understand. He is looking at the tale...end trying to fight the inevitable, it is sad but that is how life is.       if we stayed strong, we might not look to heaven. Go ahead thumbs downers .............heaven or prayer offends you......too bad.
Jul 14, 2013 12:31PM
If we ever needed a reason to believe in zombies, Manilow is the guy to do it. The guy has to be running on nothing more than makeup and embalming fluid.
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