Johnny Mathis, who was to appear in the Great Auditorium on August 11, has been “postponed.” Here is the official press release provided by the OGCMA:
“Johnny Mathis will be undergoing a 2nd right hip replacement on July 31, 2012. He will be canceling all of his upcoming dates from that time through his recovery period which is expected to run until the middle of October. At his most recent office visit and examination, Mr. Mathis’ orthopedic surgeon determined that the singer’s first artificial hip has deteriorated to the condition where replacement has now become necessary.
Mr. Mathis greatly regrets the inconvenience that this has caused to his fans as well as the venues and promoters. He is very much looking forward to the end of October when he will be resuming his normal schedule of concerts and returning to his favorite thing which is singing.”
For more information from the CMA regarding this situation, keep an eye on their website: OGCMA website link
Mr. Mathis will be missed in the Grove this summer. His last show here was wonderful, wonderful. Here is a song that is not one of his mega-hits, but chances are that you will like “What I Did For Love” from “A Chorus Line.” —–PG