The string of Montreal concert postponements this month continues as many news sources reported yesterday that French singer Charlotte Gainsbourg will have to postpone her January 28th show at l’Olympia. The change of date was announced in an email and press release by Gillett Entertainment Group yesterday morning, and is the result of a last minute scheduling conflict, according to showbizz.net.
The press release also encouraged those with tickets to hold on to them, since they will be valid at the future concert date but ticketholders can also return to box offices for a full refund according to the Gazette. This may offer fans of Gainsbourg a new opportunity to get tickets for the later show date.
The concert by Gainsbourg has been highly anticipated within the Francophone music community since its announcement in December as it was to be her first ever performance in Montreal. Gainsbourg has released 3 albums, the earliest when she was only 15 years old in 1986, but has yet to perform in our city. Her latest album IRM, which was produced by well-known American artist Beck Hansen, was released in early December of 2009 and was the reason for the promotional tour.
Gainsbourg came from a musical family as the daughter of well-known French artist Serge Gainsbourg and British singer Jane Birkin, both of whom also acted. The multi-talented Gainsbourg is also a very accomplished actress with over 30 films under her belt, two César awards, and most recently the best actress award at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival for her role as She in Lars von Trier’s Antichrist.
For other postponement news, see my article about Slayer's tour cancellation in January.