- Chan Centre Presents
- CANCELLED – Bobby McFerrin
CANCELLED – Bobby McFerrin
August 23, 2016:
The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC regrets to announce that the April 29, 2017 Bobby McFerrin concert has been cancelled due to artist health reasons. A statement from McFerrin’s representatives says, “He is working with specialists to evaluate, understand and address his symptoms, which include vocal weakness and chronic fatigue. We deeply regret the necessity of canceling upcoming engagements.”
Unfortunately the performance is unable to be rescheduled at this time, and all ticket purchasers will receive refunds. If you have purchased a ticket or subscription, the Chan Centre ticket office will be in touch with you regarding the details of your refund. Questions can be directed to the Chan Centre ticket office by email at email@example.com or by phone at 604-822-2697 during ticket office hours (Tues – Sat from 12pm-5pm).
We apologize for any inconvenience and on behalf of all Vancouver fans send our very best to beloved vocalist Bobby McFerrin for a speedy recovery.
One man, one microphone, a world of music. Ten-time GRAMMY winner and vocal innovator Bobby McFerrin has traveled the musical universe, collaborating with artists from Yo-Yo Ma and the Vienna Philharmonic, to Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock, to Questlove and Snarky Puppy—multi-tracking voices in harmony, and recording jam-band versions of American spirituals. The New York Times credits him with sparking the current a cappella revival with his unlikely 1988 hit “Don’t Worry, Be Happy,” his virtuosic solo vocal concerts, and his improvising choir Voicestra. The beatbox community claims him as inspiration. But virtuosity isn’t the point. “I try not to ‘perform’ onstage,” says McFerrin. “I try to sing the way I sing in my kitchen, for the joy of it.”