Jamie Cullum has announced he is postponing the remainder of his UK tour which was due to arrive in Liverpool next week.
He had been set to perform at the Philharmonic Hall on Monday, March 23 in support of his new album Taller.
But he has now put off forthcoming dates for later in 2020 “when the universe will be in a better place”, and criticised a lack of 'clear directives' from Westminster.
The rescheduled Liverpool show will now take place on Sunday, September 13.
In a statement the jazz singer, songwriter and pianist – and multi-award winning broadcaster, said: “I’m so disappointed to not be able to bring this show to you, which was over a year in the making, but it is very clear to me that this is the best course of action within the current health crisis.
“When a big tour is out on the road it takes a lot of moves to bring it suddenly to a halt, particularly with no clear directives from our own government.
“For now the brakes are on, and we are working on rescheduling the shows for later in the year when the universe will be in a better place.”
Ticketholders for the Philharmonic Hall show should retain their tickets which will be valid for September 13.
Anyone who is now unable to attend should contact the box office via firstname.lastname@example.org or 0151 709 3789 to arrange a refund.