Solange cancels all European festival dates

The singer says she is "devastated" but needs the time to be with her family and concentrate on a new album

Solange has cancelled all her European summer festival dates.

The singer issued an apology via the Pukkelpop festival site, saying that she needs to spend time concentrating on her family life and new album.

“I am completely devastated to announce that I will be cancelling my international festival dates for the summer,” the statement reads. “I wish I could put in words how much of a difficult decision this was… but between moving part time to a new city, starting my son in a new school and writing/recording my new record… I really had to make the best decision for my mental/physical health and provide some stability for my family. I am so so sooooo sorry if I’ve disappointed… and really hope to make it out to those special cities soon enough!”

As well as Pukkelpop, Solange was also due to be playing OFF festival in Poland, Øya in Norway, Smukfest in Denmark, and Flow in Finland. She also had a London date lined up at KOKO on August 16, but this was cancelled a month ago.

Solange is currently working on the follow up to her ‘True’ EP, which she collaborated on with Blood Orange and Lightspeed Champion man Dev Hynes.