Singer/songwriter Solange was scheduled for four appearances at the Sydney Opera House, where she planned to perform “Witness,” a multi-media r&b performance featuring songs from A Seat at the Table and When I Get Home that includes 30 musicians and performers.
Last week on Thursday (January 16, 2020) the Opera House announced two of the four dates were cancelled by Solange because of health-related issues. Tickets are currently still available for her January 30th and 31st performances. Solange performed four sold out shows at the same venue in June of 2018.
While Solange spoke publicly two years ago about the challenges of managing an autonomic disorder, fans were concerned when her father, Matthew Knowles, posted an image of Solange on Instagram yesterday (January 19, 2020) with a caption akin to a DM reading, “Hope you are feeling better, Dad.”
Comments from concerned followers flooded the comments and Knowles deleted the post not long after. Solange hasn’t posted on her own Instagram account since December 31st, however, she did repost some images of herself on Twitter.
The Opera House made on a statement about the cancellations on its site that reads, “Solange has made the difficult decision, for health reasons, to shorten her time in Sydney this month. Due to the physical demands of the shows and having sought medical advice, the artist has decided to reduce the number of performances at the Opera House.
The statement adds, “Solange apologises for any disappointment and looks forward to putting on the best shows possible for her Australian fans on the two remaining dates.”