Paolo Nutini was due to perform in Glasgow’s SSE Hydro earlier this week but was forced to postpone both dates due to severe tonsillitis.
The singer, originally from Paisley, had no choice but to postpone the shows but it’s not all doom and gloom for Nutini as his second album ‘Sunny Side Up’ has gone 6x platinum.
The ‘Caustic Love’ performer was due to perform at London’s O2 Arena tomorrow night (30th October) but it has now been confirmed that this, along with Friday’s show in Cardiff has also been postponed.
When his team announced the two Glasgow dates were postponed promoters DF Concerts explained: “We wish to sincerely apologise to all ticket holders for the inconvenience and disappointment this has caused. We thank you for your patience and understanding.”
Those who were hoping to attend though have been told to retain their tickets as they will remain valid for the new shows when dates have been confirmed.
Back to the ‘Sunny Side Up’ news however. This was Paolo’s second album which was released back in 2009 and featured the singles ‘Candy’ and ‘Coming Up Easy’.
The BPI have confirmed that the album has now sold more than 1.8m copies in the UK which means it has gone 6x platinum – an incredibly achievement for anyone.
Spokesman Gennaro Castaldo commented: “‘Sunny Side Up’ not only cemented Paolo’s reputation as a leading British talent of his generation, it also helped to propel him to international stardom.
“Now well on its way to becoming a modern classic, with 6x Platinum status and nearly 2m sales in the UK alone…” he explained.
“‘Sunny Side Up’ is one of those career-defining recordings that remains in permanent demand as new fans discover Paolo’s outstanding qualities as a singer-songwriter.”
It’s surely news that will brighten up Paolo and his fans’ mood and we hope that it won’t be long before he recovers and gets back on the road – and confirms new dates for those postponed shows.
Check out Paolo in action earlier this year as he performed his smash-hit ‘Candy’ at the annual Glastonbury back in June.