Irish singer Tommy Fleming has postponed his upcoming Australian tour until May 2013, as he takes more time to grieve over his parents’ deaths.
The singer’s parents Paddy (86) and Annie Fleming (83) passed away within hours of one another on March 30.
They had been married for 50 years and had celebrated their golden anniversary just weeks before their deaths.
In a recent post on his website, the popular singer said he had to postpone the tour due to the loss of his ‘beloved parents’.
“It is with regret that I must make the decision to postpone my Australian tour due to take place this November 2012,” he wrote.
“I have found it very difficult to return to touring and recording after the recent loss of my beloved parents and it has taken longer than I thought to get fully operational. I request you would please bear with me while I get back to somewhat normal.
“It has been a difficult decision to make but I know I am not ready to return to international touring just yet,” said Fleming.
He added: “I am currently recording a new album and even though it is going well it won’t be completed in time to travel to Australia and I cannot leave in the middle of recording.”
Twelve dates have been postponed until May next year.
Anyone who has bought tickets for the November dates can exchange the tickets or seek a refund.