A NOTE FROM JO DEE MESSINA TO ALL CANADIAN FANS

Dear Canada,
I always look forward to coming up there and seeing you all. Canada is such a beautiful place. It actually is what inspired me the write the song “Thats God”. This year we were planning to spend 17 days there touring at the end of May. We were all so excited. Baby Jonah even got his passport to come along.
 

I wanted to write you myself and let you know, sadly we had to move those show to October. My mother hasn’t been well. It’s been a day by day thing. One day she’s better, one day she’s takes 2 steps back. I had to be the one to make the call on whether or not we were going to keep those shows in place or move them. I didn’t feel comfortable being so far away not having the ability to get home fast in case things made a turn for the worst. Even if she got better tomorrow, her rehab is going to take quite a bit of time and my siblings won’t all be here at that time. So I would need to be here for that.
 

The promoters and venues were so helpful and moving these dates. If there is anyone for you to be upset with about the inconvenience, it should be me. This was my decision that they helped facilitate.

 
On a more positive note, when I come up to see you in October we will be bringing the new album with us. So, when you hear the new songs in the show, you will be able to take them home.
The new show dates are as follows:
 

Oct 3 N. Battleford, SK

Oct 4 Swift Current, Sk

Oct 5 Yorkton, Sk

Oct 6 Melford, SK

Oct 7 OFF

Oct 8 Grand Prairie, AB

Oct 9 OFF

Oct 10 Edmonton, AB

Oct 11 Whitecourt, AB

Oct 12 Regina, SK

Oct 13 Winnipeg, Manitoba
 

Please forgive any inconvenience this has caused. I REALLY hope to see you all in October.
Thank you for your understanding.
 

Most Sincerely,
Jo Dee Messina

Comments

Jackie Hall 13-05-2013, 13:40

After following all your updates on FB I was totally expecting you to cancel or postpone because in my opinion you are totally where you need to be family comes first and for those fans who don’t understand they are not true fans…hope your days start to get better with less worry and can’t wait to see you in October! xo

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Lisa Leibel 13-05-2013, 13:41

Sending happy thoughts and prayers. May God put his hands on your Mom, pray for strength, and wisdom for doctors.
God watch over all of you
Live Laugh Love <3

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Nicole 13-05-2013, 17:27

I saw you at the Western Fair last year and I would love to see you cme back to Ontario!
My thoughts are with your family.

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BARRY HILL 14-05-2013, 10:31

NO NEED TO SAY A WORD, WHEN IT COMES TO FAMILY ITS ALWAYS FIRST, SHOWS CAN ALWAYS WAIT THE REAL FANS OF YOUR UNDERSTAND. MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND MOTHER AND FAMILY WILL KEEP YOU ALL IN OUR PRAYERS. PLACE YOUR FAITH IN GOD AND HE WILL GUIDE AND WATCH OVER YOU ALL. TAKE CARE AND GOD BLESS.

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Traci Dawn Burbridgr 14-05-2013, 10:58

The family first my mom has always said so take
Care of your mom and we will see you when the time
Is right. Sending yu nothing but our thoughts and
Prayers to your mom and you too
Love Traci
PS I losted my mom last month and I was here
In Alberta god bless all the moms out there and
To your mom too hugs
Xxxooo

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Deboria Dee 14-05-2013, 11:21

I am sending all my love, thoughts and support to you and your family at this time… it is not your fault nor is anyone to blame… life happens and we all know that… you made a call that best suits your family and that’s all that WE as your fans can ask.. We will all be there supporting you and rocking out to one of the best musicians around… I can only speak for myself when I say I’m so happppppy that you choose Edmonton to be one of your locations. sadly the VIP tickets were sold out but I will try my hardest to shake the hand of someone I admire and loved since day one! Many blessings to you and yours and I will pray your mom has better days ahead… your #1 fan DEBORIA DEE XO <3

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Joe 14-05-2013, 12:32

No reason for anyone to be upset, family should and has to always come first.

Just like your music is here when we need it, we’ll be here for you

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richard burfield 14-05-2013, 13:18

hope everything gets better for you, please add some ontario dates.please

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Tim Falk 14-05-2013, 13:47

A Mother is the most special person in your life. I just lost my mother last year at 94 years of age and I was fortunate to have her for so long. I think it says so much about your character and personality that you put your mom first ahead of your music. If there is anyone out there who does not understand this then I feel sorry for them.

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Leanne 14-05-2013, 15:44

Family first JoDee. I am sending positive thoughts and prayers for your Mom’s recovery.
No need to apologize or feel bad- we’ll see you in October!

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Dan Bonise 14-05-2013, 22:06

People seem to forget that celebrities are also human & have personal issues that come up. Family always has to come first; that’s a very respectful decision.

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