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French DJ Laurent Garnier has cancelled all of his upcoming summer shows due to “health reasons”.
Garnier was due to play at Porto’s Plano B, Nuits Sonores in Lyon, Sónar Barcelona, Solidays in Paris and Karrusel Copenhagen.
The seminal DJ and producer, who found fame during the ’90s house hey day, announced the news via an Instagram post, where accompanied by a graphic reading “pas glop” [translates roughly to ‘not cool’], he explained his reasoning in the caption.
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Garnier wrote: “Some things are easier to announce than others. Since I don’t have much choice, I’d rather just throw it out there without too much fuss!
“Unfortunately for health reasons I have to cancel all my dates until the end of the summer,” he continued.
Just a few weeks ago (March 29), Garnier announced that he would be releasing his first album in eight years. Titled ’33 Tours Et Puis S’en Vont’, it is set to be released in May via his own COD3 QR imprint.
“Of course, fate would have it that my album will soon be released when I won’t be able to share it with you on the dancefloor, but I can assure you that once this is all over, I’ll be back… in force!” he added.
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“Until then, take care… Love you all!”
Garnier also announced last month that he would be taking a step back from touring after the end of 2024, although wouldn’t be giving up DJing entireley.
He said: “The global situation made me reassess what’s important and helped me face up to some truths: becoming a dusty, old jukebox has never been an option, and so as my “swinging” sixties draw nearer, the time has come for me to consider my life as a touring DJ differently.
“Although I might start visiting some countries, cities and festivals for the very last time sometime soon, I would like to make things clear: I will remain a DJ for the rest of my life, because being a DJ is, above all, a visceral need for me to share the music I love, no matter what, in one way or another,” he continued.
Isaac Muk is Mixmag’s Digital Intern, follow him on Twitter
Written by: Tim Hopkins