Countdown to Bookings Start Date
Friday 4th March | Doors 7pm | Show Starts 7.30pm | Theatre Seating with VIP Balcony
It is with great sadness that we have to report that this show has had to be postponed, due to ill health. We have received the following message from her management:
'Due to Hazel O’Connor’s current health we have had to postpone the March tour.
Below are Hazel’s brother Neil’s words which clarify the situation at this moment:
“This is an important announcement about my darling sister, Singer, Songwriter and Actor, Hazel O’Connor.
On Sunday last, 9/01/2022, Hazel was discovered at her place in SW France and was found to have suffered a serious medical event.
She was taken to her local hospital where it was determined that she’d had a bleeding on the brain and that she should be transferred to a major hospital in Toulouse where her condition could more effectively monitored.
On Sunday things were touch and go and the next 24 hours would determine how her recovery may go.
She was put into an induced coma for about 24 hrs and brought out of it Monday evening and since then has been showing a lot of progress although, saying that, her recovery is going to take a while but she is tough and is responding to stimuli and to treatment.
She’s receiving the best of care in Toulouse and I thank the French medical service there for taking such good care of her.
Also a big thanks and appreciation go to Pete and Tony who were on the spot to help and have been my liaison all through this time and have been updating me daily about Hazel’s condition, Thanks so much guys.
So, please, all positive thoughts, vibes, intentions are appreciated.
She’s going to need patience from us and from herself, I’ve already learned that she’s started to show her usual feistiness.
There will be a separate notification from Hazel’s management as regards tour dates and shows.
Thanks for taking the time to read and for your love of my dear sister.
Neil O’Connor, Montreal 17/01/2022”
We trust you will understand that with Hazel unable to perform for the foreseeable future we have no alternative but to postpone this tour for the time being and look at re-scheduling at the earliest opportunity.
We are all devastated to have to postpone , as we know that you and fans will be , especially after everything we have been through in the past two years. We appreciate, after all the hard work you have already been through in rescheduling shows due to Covid , that this change may cause great inconvenience for you and are sincerely sorry.'
Ticket holders have been contacted.
All of us at The Astor are sending love and best wishes to Hazel and her family; we remain hopeful that Hazel's condition will continue to improve and that she will be back in Deal, amongst her fans and friends, before too long.
The first major female star of the 80’s, award winning singer-songwriter Hazel O’Connor rose to fame exactly forty years ago in 1980 starring in the film Breaking Glass . There were hits and eye-catching Top of The Pops appearances aplenty along the way. Hazel's ageless songs include Eighth Day, Will You, Big Brother, Monsters in Disguise, Calls The Tune, If Only, Give Me An Inch , Blackman and Hanging Around - all of which seem even more relevant in our present times.
Celebrating the Hallelujah Moments of a stunning and illustrious live career Hazel is accompanied here by virtuoso saxophonist Clare Hirst (The Belle Stars, Communards, David Bowie) on sax and Sarah Fisher (Eurythmics) keyboards. This powerful blend of voices and musicianship brings a classy touch of energy, passion and fire to Hazel’s vibrant performance. With a special meet and greet immediately after the show you're in for a treat. Unmissable!.
“It's all there, that voice, soaring sax ...timeless.”. Glastonbury Festival
“The sturdiness and earthy expression of her voice...marvellous” Hot Press
Tickets: £25 Main Auditorium | £28 VIP Balcony
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