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McBride bags European dates

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 – Martina McBride had to bag her six-date tour of Europe in late June and early July due to scheduling conflicts and routing issues.

McBride said on her web site, "just found out (Tuesday) that our trip to Europe is being postponed because of scheduling and routing issues over which I have no control. I won't bore you with the details, but suffice it to say I'm really disappointed and sorry. I was truly looking forward to playing the shows in Norway and the UK. We had a blast last year and it was an amazing experience playing for so many enthusiastic fans."

"I'm so sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. I know many of you were looking forward to these shows as well and have already made travel plans, etc. I wish there was some way I could change it, but unfortunately there are a lot of details and people that go into planning a tour overseas, and this is just out of my control. Hopefully we can get this tour back on the schedule sooner than later."

"Once again, I am sorry. Thanks for your understanding," McBride wrote.

She did not go into details about the exact issues.

Tour dates were:

June 25 Stavanger Norway Forus Travbane

June 26 Skien Norway Telemark Live

June 28 London United Kingdom Indigo2

June 30 Killarney Ireland INEC

July 1 Dublin Ireland Helix

July 2 Castlebar Ireland Theatre Royal

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