Due to illness, Swedish artist Sarah Dawn Finer has unfortunately cancelled her Vinterland-tour.
Sarah Dawn Finer is suffering from polyps on her vocal chords, and on doctor’s advice decided to cancel her upcoming tour Vinterland (“Winterland”), which was to start on November 29. The Swedish singer is of course very sad, as she expresses to her fans on Instagram and Facebook:
It is with great sadness that I write to you. I am totally broken over the fact that I have to cancel this tour and other commitments in the fall and winter. During my career I seldom had the chance to present something like this, and me and my band really looked forward to come out and play for you. I am so sorry that now this is not possible.
The singer continues:
My voice is more than my job, it is my soul. If I cannot make music with it in a healthy way at the moment, because of the danger of damage due to vocal chord polyps, than there is nothing to do.
The doctor has now said ‘no’ to the tour, because even though we fought for a while to rehabilitate the injury, it simply has not healed. It is difficult to accept that even one’s career hangs on two fragile vocal chords, but sometimes we just have to accept that things are not possible. Ones health comes first.
I am very happy that so many people wanted to come and listen to us this winter, and of course I hope to meet you and sing for you all soon. With all the love. Thank you and sorry. Until we meet again.
Purchased tickets may be restituted at the respective venues. The Vinterland-tour was set to visit Umeå, Luleå, Uppsala, Eskilstuna, Gävle, Stockholm, Jönköping, Helsingborg and Gothenburg.
Sarah Dawn Finer (Stockholm 1981, British father, Jewish mother from the United States) is a Swedish singer-songwriter and acctress. To the Eurovision-public she is mostly known for her role as the flamboyant character Lynda Woodruff, “official” spokesperson for the EBU, providing comical relief during the ESC 2013 in Malmö and the ESC 2016 in Stockholm.
As an artist, Sarah Dawn Finer also participated several times in the popular Swedish selection for Eurovision, Melodifestivalen: in 2007 with I remember love (which became a huge chart success in Sweden) and in 2009 with Moving on (also a big hit). The singer co-hosted Melodifestivalen in 2012 and 2016 (fourth semi-final), and commentated Eurovision Song Contest’s Greatest Hits in 2015, alongside Christer Björkman. During the final of Eurovision 2013, Sarah Dawn Finer covered The winner takes it all by ABBA, which she released as a single worldwide.
Enjoy Sarah Dawn Finer performing I remeber love and Moving on during Melodifestivalen 2007 and 2009: