Cat Power Battles Money, Health Problems

Chan Marshall famously took years and spent a shit-ton of her own money to record the new Cat Power album Sun. That decision made for a great album, but it may have bit her in the ass financially. Marshall was planning on launching a European tour next month, but now she claims that a combination of bankruptcy and angioedema (facial swelling, basically) may have put those plans on hold.

As Pitchfork points out, Marshall recently posted a photo on Instagram with the following caption:

I MAY HAVE TO CANCEL MY EUROPEAN TOUR DUE TO BANKRUPTCY & MY HEALTH STRUGGLE WITH ANGIOEDEMA. I HAVE NOT THROWN IN ANY TOWEL, I AM TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT BEST I CAN DO. HEART BROKEN. WORKED SO HARD. GOT SICK DAY AFTER “SUN” CAME OUT & BEEN STRUGGLING TO KEEP ALL POINTS OF ME IN EQUILIBRIUM : MIND, SPIRIT, BODY HEALTHY CENTERED & GROUNDED. I AM DOING THE BEST I CAN. I FUCKING LOVE THIS PLANET. I REFUSE TO GIVE UP. THOUGH I MAY NEED TO RESTRATAGIZE FOR MY SECURITY & HEALTH.

Marshall still has a few American tour dates left, and she hasn’t canceled her European dates yet. Here’s her now-tentative itinerary:

10/30 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
11/02 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
11/03 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
11/04 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
11/06 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
11/08 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
11/26 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
11/28 – Cologne, Germany @ E-Werk
11/29 – Berlin, Germany @ Huxleys
12/01 – Hamburg, Germany @ Grosse Freiheit 36
12/02 – Munich, Germany @ Theaterfabrik
12/03 – Milan, Italy @ Alcatraz
12/04 – Bologna, Italy @ Estragon
12/06 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Volkshaus
12/07 – Madrid, Spain @ Matadero
12/08 – Barcelona, Spain @ Sant Jordi Club
12/10 – Paris, France @ Le Trianon
12/12 – London, UK @ Roundhouse
12/14 – Brussels, Belgium @ AB Club
01/30 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory

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