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James Righton Cancels Sold-Out Show Because His Music’s Too Old

Former Klaxons keyboardist James Righton launched a solo career last year with the release of his album The Performer. He had a London gig originally set for October 2020 that was postponed for December 1 at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club.

Righton has now announced that he’s cancelled the show and will reschedule a new London show in the future or ticketholders can get a refund. The reason? His material is too old. Saying it “feels strange playing a show showcasing an album that was released nearly two years ago.”

Honestly, if it was me with a ticket that I bought over a year ago to the see the show, I wouldn’t be that mad. Righton is evidently planning to schedule a future show once he has new music to play. I always like hearing new music that hasn’t been released when going to a live show, so what’s waiting a little bit longer to hear something brand new from an artist I like?

Hopefully, his follow-up solo record is just as good if not better than his debut and the concertgoers for his eventual London gig will be treated with something new and satisfying for the artist and his fans.

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