BERNIE CANCELS

January dates pulled

Bernard Butler has cancelled his forthcoming UK tour. The tour was supposed to start on January 19 at Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms and finish at Dublin’s HQ on January 30.

However, Alan McGee’s recent decision to leave Creation has meant many future releases by the label have been cancelled.

A spokesperson for the label explained: “It’s due to the upheaval with the label – a lot of things are now not going to be released. Usually with tours you need a release around the same time and that’s not happening. There are a lot of things that are being sorted out at the moment but there is stuff that’s still up in the air.”

He confirmed that fans could obtain refunds from the point of purchase.