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Macy Gray Bails on Tour

December dates cancelled

November 30, 2001 12:00 AM ET

Macy Gray's recently announced tour dates in support of her second album, The Id, have been cancelled. Nine dates had been scheduled, mostly through the South and Southwest, with more expected to follow. Not affected, however, is Macy's New Year's Eve date at the House of Blues in Los Angeles, as well as her appearance on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno on December 14th.

As yet, there has been no reason given for the cancelled dates, which are as follows:

11/30: Miami, Billboard Live
12/01: Lake Buena Vista, FL, House of Blues
12/02: Atlanta, Tabernacle
12/04: New Orleans, House of Blues
12/06: Dallas, Deep Ellum Live
12/07: Austin, Austin Music Hall
12/08: Houston, Numbers
12/11: Scottsdale, AZ, Cajun House

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