Australian pop singer blames cancer for slow ticket sales
Jun 27, 2005, 10:18 GMT
Sydney - Australian pop singer Delta Goodrem said Monday that time out battling lymphatic cancer earlier this year is to blame for slow ticket sales for her national concert tour that begins in Perth early in July.
"I haven't got to connect with everyone because I was behind four walls in a hospital for a while," Goodrem said of her successful treatment for lymphatic cancer.
Goodrem, who has sold millions of albums in Australia and Britain, will include songs from the "Innocent Eyes" and "Mistaken Identity" albums in a show that features a five-piece band, six-piece string section, backing singers and dancers.
"I've danced all my life," the 20-year-old told Australia's AAP news agency. "There's something about dancing that's really great."
Her current boyfriend, Irishman singer Brian McFadden, the former lead singer of Westlife, will tour with her. The couple will sing their hit duet "Almost Here.
Goodrem said she was not engaged to McFadden, who has two children from his time with Kerry Katona. "I love him, but not yet," she said.
Goodrem plans to move to New York after the concert tour to try and break into the music industry there.© dpa - Deutsche Presse-Agentur