MARCH 15, 2019 - Dave Laurence announced today that he is suspending touring and live performances due to ongoing concerns regarding his health. He intends to continue working on his studio projects during his hiatus.
Dave reports that he began having dizzy spells in early February, and has been lightheaded constantly since that time. A visit to an urgent care center failed to uncover anything wrong, but Dave went to a hospital in early March after narrowly avoiding an automobile accident.
Doctors there discovered potential brain and heart issues, and Dave will continue to undergo tests through early April. Dave is quick to point out that this is not a life-threatening situation, but the tests have left him too weak to perform. "There's a level of passion and joy that people have come to expect from my live shows," says the singer/songwriter. "The passion and joy are still there, but I don't have the energy to get it across on stage. My audiences deserve better," Dave notes.
While he is off the road, Dave will continue recording. He is working on two projects simultaneously. One is a collection of new arrangements of favorite songs from the out-of-print Every Lonesome Road album, tentatively titled Wait... What? The other is a collection of road songs called Wanderlust, which will be produced by old friend and bandmate Mark Minervino. Wait... What? will come first, but Dave hopes to have both releases out by the end of 2019. "Give me 35 takes and I can do anything," he chortles.
There is no timetable for Dave's return to the stage ("The doctors can't fix me until they find out what's broken!"), but he is confident in the medical team with whom he's working. Dave is also very grateful for the support he's received so far. "I've been getting calls and messages from Maine to California," he says. "I deeply appreciate everyone's thoughts, prayers, and support. Please keep them coming - I hope to be playing for you again soon!"
Updates will be provided as warranted.
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