CHICAGO (CBS) — As if being the Queen of Soul isn’t enough, Aretha Franklin also is developing a reputation as the Princess of Postponement.
Her most recent Chicago performance, originally scheduled for Nov. 12, was stalled a month without explanation and then pushed back again, to March 31, because of what promoters called “the potential for bad weather and unsafe travel conditions” in December.READ MORE: Alphonso Joyner, 23, Charged With Shooting And Killing 71-Year-Old Woom Sing Tse In Broad Daylight In Chinatown
Now the R&B great is doing a summer switcheroo. Her Ravinia Festival concert, scheduled for June 17, has been been bumped to Labor Day Eve on Sept. 3. The 75-year-old singer “is unable to travel over the next few weeks per doctor’s orders,” a statement from the venue said.READ MORE: Booster Shot Clinic Being Held At Dirksen Federal Courthouse Starting Friday
Existing tickets will be honored on the new date. Refunds or exchanges are available until June 30 for fans who call (847) 266-5100.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Warmup Ahead
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