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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 10:26 am
by Charlie

PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 12:00 pm
by Dominic
Recent announcements from Lhasa's MySpace:

Postponement of the tours
Lhasa, her management and her band are sorry to announce the indefinite postponement of the European tour and most other concerts due to health concerns. Lhasa has been faced with a serious health issue for more than a year and, through careful management of her energy and successful treatment, improved so much that she felt confident that she could carry on with touring for her new album. Our recent trips to England, France, Belgium and Iceland showed us that the stresses of travel, promotion and performances might put too much of a strain on Lhasa's recovery and that it is more prudent to wait for a full recovery before the tour can be resumed.

Lhasa and her team are searching for ways to stay as active and creative as possible under the circumstances and hope to be able to announce 1 or 2 concerts for this fall.

We'd like to take a moment to address the confusion that's been arising around the existence of different formats for the new album.

The album cover that Lhasa worked on with Thomas Csano is an all-paper sleeve with a slightly atypical, square shape. Although this is the only version that Lhasa personally oversaw, various record companies involved in the distribution of the album have found it expensive to produce, and we agreed to the fabrication of a second version with a "jewel box" plastic case so that the cd would be affordable for everyone. The more expensive paper version is being advertised as a "collector's version". Unfortunately this has led to some misunderstandings and some confusion on the part of people who have bought the more expensive version expecting "extras" and disappointed to find that it's just the same album packaged differently.

We are very sorry about all of this. Our intention was just to make a simple and beautiful package that felt like it came from the same world as the music inside.

We are trying to see what we can do to rectify the situation. In the meantime, all we can say is, it's the same album, so do buy the cheaper one if money is the issue. If you'd like to have the album as it was intended to be by Lhasa and the price difference is small (in some territories the price difference is big enough to be a bit surprising) then the paper one (called "digi" on Amazon) is there for you.

Again, we are very sorry about any confusion this may have caused.

The 2009 Polaris Prize longlist has been unveiled and Lhasa is on it! Read all of the names here The ten finalists will be announced July 7th.