Jay here - I want to send a message to all the people in Japan and anyone who has travelled to see the concert.
I cannot express how difficult it has been to have to cancel these shows even after sending all the freight, in the belief I would be able to do the show, something I was so looking forward to doing most particularly in light of how long it’s been since I have seen the wonderful and loyal Japanese fans of Jamiroquai.
However, the injury to my back has not healed. I have been given an intense program of rehabilitation and I would never been able to travel, let alone perform for you as I would want to, and not even anywhere close to it.
I also know that the chance of exacerbating the initial injury would be extremely high, and have been advised by experts in the field that there is a high percentage that this would be the case. This decision, I can promise you, has not come lightly.
This has proved an impossible situation.
So all I can do is apologise so deeply from my heart — on behalf of myself, the band, and my technical crew to the Japanese crew, the promoter and you the fans, and hope you can wait for us to return in the not too distant future when my mobility has returned, and I can give you a show truly worthy of myself.
This has been heartbreaking. Sending you all my love and apologies again.
PS/ Please note- All purchased tickets can be refunded at each point of purchase (Playguides) between the dates of Wednesday, 24 May to Monday, 10 July.
As we gear up for our first batch of live shows in #Japan and #SouthKorea, any special requests for our massive setlist? #Automaton vs. #FlashbackFriday
Bring on the Summer- Bring on Boardmasters Boardmasters 2017 #MondayMotivation #Boardmasters #Music #Surf #Sun #Sand Cornwall #JamiroquaiLive2017
Raising a glass for the weekend #FlashbackFriday
#ThursdayThoughts Only a few weeks to go until our #Automaton Summer 2017 tour kicks off with gigs in JAPAN then S.KOREA, can’t wait & see you all at a festival or arena date soon! http://www.jamiroquai.com/shows.html #JamiroquaiLive2017
And to round off our track-by-track of #Automaton, here’s some extra insights from our keys/producer guru Matt Johnson (via #Grundfunk first aired 2.Apr on Radio Wave then rebroadcasted on 4.April on ČRo Jazz) Enjoy and thanks for listening! #Jamiroquai https://soundcloud.com/grundfunk/sets/matt-johnson-interview
soundcloud.com Interview with Matt Johnson (@matt-johnson-107), keyboard player in Jamiroquai and one half of composing & production duo behind Automaton - their latest record. Interview recorded on 30th March 2017