The famed singing actress had been scheduled to play Oct. 28-29 in Dublin and Oct. 31 in Cork. New dates for these concerts will be announced shortly, and all tickets will be valid for the rescheduled dates.
"To my fans in Ireland: I'm so sorry to disappoint you all. This terrible infection remains & my doctor has told me to rest. We'll reschedule ASAP!" Paige stated.
As previously reported, Paige also postponed her Oct. 22 concert at Brighton Dome due to illness. That "farewell" concert has been rescheduled to Nov. 13.
Entitled Page by Page by Paige, the tour, celebrating the acclaimed singing actress' 50th anniversary in show business, began Oct. 9 in Cardiff and will conclude Dec. 6 in Melbourne, Australia.
Paige offered an evening at London’s Royal Albert Hall Oct. 20 with special guests and the BBC Concert Orchestra. The London evening was filmed. Details of a broadcast or DVD release have yet to be announced. The tour, according to press notes, encompasses "Elaine Paige’s monumental career, with songs from the world of musical theatre and her hugely successful recording catalogue."
“I’ve thought long and hard about this decision, but feel this landmark event, my 50th Anniversary, is a good time to bid adieu," Paige said in an earlier statement. "I’m really look forward to seeing everyone – it’ll be As If We Never Said Goodbye!”
The tour does not mark the Olivier winner's retirement, only her decision not to embark on further tours.
Remaining tour dates follow:
Dec. 5 in Sydney, Australia
Dec. 6 in Melbourne, Australia
Paige's numerous London theatrical credits include Evita, Cats, Chess, Sunset Boulevard, Piaf, The King and I, Anything Goes, The Drowsy Chaperone and more.