Diana Krall Postpones Tour and 'Wallflower' New Album Release Due to Pneumonia Case

By Ryan Book, The Music Times | Sep 26, 2014 10:48 AM EDT

Diana Krall has postponed the release of her new album Wallflower and the accompanying tour due to an ongoing case of pneumonia. The album was scheduled to be released on October 21 but because of Krall's inability to do promotions for it, label Verve opted to push back the release until February 2, according to Jazzwise.  

"I'm deeply saddened that I will have to postpone the release of my new albumWallflower and the Wallflower US Fall Tour until next year," the pianist said in a statement. "I've been battling a severe case of pneumonia and am under doctor's orders to rest for the next few months in order to regain my strength and good health," say Krall. "Performing is both a privilege and a joy for me. When I go out on stage I want to be able to give it everything. Taking this time to rest and recuperate will allow me to do that.  It is frustrating to be so close to the record release and have to delay but I am very proud of this record and want to be able to give you all my very best when we finally present this music to you. Thank you so much for your understanding." 

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Obviously makeup dates for the tour have yet to be determined as a nearly four-month postponement makes planning ahead difficult. 

The good news for Krall's fans, maybe, is that it hasn't exactly been a while since they've heard new music from the performer. She last released an album with 2012's Glad Rag Doll. Wallflower won't actually be 100 percent new material. The record is a collection of Krall's covers of classic songs that have inspired her, from Bob Dylan's title track to the Mamas and The Papas' "California Dreamin'." Of course, there will also be a new composition from Paul McCartney—"If I Take You Home Tonight"—but it looks like we're gonna have to wait for the studio version of that one. 

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