Lewis Capaldi tour: rescheduled UK dates as singer cancels 2021 shows - and what to do if you’ve got tickets

The Scottish singer and songwriter took to Twitter to announce the cancellation of his 2021 performances in order to prioritise his new album

Scottish sensation Lewis Capaldi has announced that his 2021 shows will no longer be going forward, instead offering rescheduled performance dates next year.

Taking to social media, Capaldi explained that his current priorities lie with working on his newest album, and that Covid-19 restrictions have made it difficult for him to move forward with making new music.

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What did Lewis Capaldi say?

Posting screenshots of the iPhone notes app to Twitter, Capaldi explained the current situation regarding his new music, the pandemic and his forthcoming shows.

He wrote that he’s been “writing loads of tunes” that he’s excited about, and that he wants to make sure whatever he puts out next is “the absolute best it can be”.

“Despite having all this extra time to write, all the Covid restrictions have made it harder to go and record the stuff I’ve been working on or even be around all the people I loved working with on the first album,” Capaldi wrote.

The singer explained that he needed to focus on his new album (Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

He continued: “For that reason, it’s with an extremely heavy heart that I’ve made the difficult decision to reschedule this year’s shows and put all my effort into making the best album I can for you.”

The Scottish singer and songwriter explained that getting his newest album right has to be his “number one priority at the moment”.

He finished the note by writing: “I’m really sorry I won’t be out there with you this year, but I’ll be back in 2022 with new music and a s**t load of shows in as many places as I can possibly get to across the world.

“Thanks again for all your support. Love ye!”

When are the shows rescheduled for?

In his Twitter statement, Capaldi included an image of the shows he would be playing with the new dates.

He explained: “All the new dates confirmed so far are on the image with this post and I’m doing all I can to get the rest back in as soon as possible.”

These are the new dates that have been announced:

- Isle of Wight Festival, Friday 17 June 2022

- Cork - Musgrave Park, Friday 24 June 2022

- Dublin - Malahide Castle, Saturday 25 June 2022

- Belfast - Ormeau Park, Sunday 26 June 2022

- Lytham Festival, Wednesday 29 June 2022

- Manchester - Castlefield Bowl, Wednesday 6 July 2022

- Scarborough - Open Air Theatre, Thursday 7 July 2022

- TRNSMT Festival, Sunday 10 July 2022

- Latitude Festival, Friday 22 July 2022

- London - The O2, Thursday 1 September 2022

- London - The O2, Friday 2 September 2022

What to do if I have tickets for a rescheduled date?

Official ticket site Ticketmaster states that “original tickets remain valid for rescheduled shows”, so hang on to your tickets if you plan on attending a rescheduled show in 2022.

However, if you would rather get your money back for your tickets, Ticketmaster says that refunds are determined on an “event-by-event basis by the event organiser”.

If the event organiser approves refunds, Ticketmaster will send you a notification outlining your options and how to submit a request for a refund.