San Francisco and Brazil shows cancelled due to singer's struggles with producer Christian Falk's death
Robyn has cancelled her remaining La Bagatelle Magique shows, which were due to take place in San Francisco and Brazil over the coming weeks.
The Swedish singer wrote her four-track ‘Love Is Free’ EP, launched back August, together with her group La Bagatelle Magique. Alongside Robyn, keyboardist Markus Jägerstedt and producer Christian Falk worked on the release.
After producing the EP, Falk passed away from cancer. While Robyn performed the music before, at late notice in Sweden in late August, she found the experience difficult to the point that she feels unable to do so again.
She said: “It was much harder singing these songs onstage than I thought. Even though it’s been a year since Christian passed, I’m heartbroken and performing them feels too heavy still. I’m sorry to disappoint the fans that have bought tickets to these shows and I will do my best to come back to San Francisco and Brazil soon.”
The singer released the following statement through her PR representatives earlier today:
“After falling ill with cancer, La Bagatelle Magique member Christian Falk passed away one year ago. Robyn and third band member Markus Jägerstedt finalised the music that they had worked on together without Christian in order to release it as planned. The album release this August was the culmination of that process.”
“Robyn and La Bagatelle Magique performed two weeks ago at Popaganda Festival in Sweden due to the cancellation of Dans Dakar. After this show, however, it became clear to Robyn that she would not be able to perform the La Bagatelle Magique material again soon.”
“Robyn and Markus are still working on an exciting video to come very soon for the project, but she requires a clean break from performing to focus on the future so she can return with new music.”