Pregnant Beth Orton cancels tour

But keeps date with legend

Beth Orton has cancelled her forthcoming UK tour due to her current pregnancy.

The singer is in the late stages of pregnancy, and has been advised by doctors that it would be in her and her baby’s interests not to continue her touring this year.

The singer will still play a one-off show with folk legend Bert Jansch at London’s Spitz club on September 29.


In a statement, Orton emphasised that nothing is wrong with the pregnancy.

Free refunds will be given to ticket holders for the following shows:

Edinburgh Queens Hall (September 8)

Manchester Bridgewater Hall (9)

Cardiff St David’s Hall (10)

London Hammersmith Apollo (12)


Portsmouth Guildhall (13)

Birmingham Symphony Hall (14)