Aretha Franklin cancels upcoming performance at Wolf Trap and other venues

Disappointing news for fans. Aretha Franklin has cancelled her upcoming tour dates, including a performance scheduled at Wolf Trap this Friday, August 26.

Ms. Franklin released the following statement about the cancellation:

“Regretfully, due to doctors’ orders I will have to cancel a few concerts for the next month or so. I’m especially disappointed because two of them are among my favorite cities, Washington D.C. and New York. I don’t want to miss any.”

Wolf Trap Refund Information: If you purchased tickets to this show, refunds will be automatically processed over the next 3 weeks, with refunds directed to the original purchaser. If you purchased your tickets with a credit card, your card will be credited with your refund. If tickets were purchased by check, cash, or gift certificate, you will receive a refund check by mail. Please contact Wolf Trap Ticket Services at 703.255.1868 to verify your address.

Ticket-holders who did not purchase their tickets through,, 877.WOLFTRAP, or in-person at the Wolf Trap Box Office should contact their third- party point of purchase. Wolf Trap is unable to issue refunds for tickets purchased through third parties.

Wolf Trap Foundation sincerely regrets the inconvenience caused to its ticket holders, and wishes Ms. Franklin good health and a speedy recovery.

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