Marina Celeste tour bus becomes ghost ship

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Marina Celeste, singer with cult band Nouvelle Vague, has had to cancel half of her UK tour, it was announced on Wednesday.

The French songstress was due to appear at the Wedgewood Rooms on Thursday.

But, after a decision by the tour agency and promoters, the singer will no longer be appearing at the venue next week.

She had planned the UK tour with her Parisian band to celebrate the release of her new album, The Angel of Pop. It was due to start on Sunday in Leicester.

But, both the first leg of the tour and the Portsmouth date have been cancelled and Marina will not take to the road until April 13, when she visits York.

It is unknown whether Marina will reschedule the cancelled dates to perform tracks from her new album, a collaborative project with Terry Hall – lead singer of The Specials.

Originally discovered at 22 by Marc Collin of Nouvelle Vague, Marina has toured the world selling more than half a million records.

She first met Terry while duetting with him on the Nouvelle Vague track Our Lips Are Sealed and the pair reunited in Paris to record another four tracks for Angel Of Pop, due for release on April 18.

While with Nouvelle Vague, Marina covered new wave classics in a stripped-back acoustic lounge style, giving memorable renditions of songs by The Cure, Blancmange and Visage.

Her new release features both covers and her own compositions.

n For refunds on tickets for Thursday’s cancelled Wedgewood Rooms show, contact your point of purchase. For news about the tour and possible rescheduling, visit Marina’s Myspace site – myspace.com/marinamusic or her website – marinaceleste.com.