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Winehouse pulls out of label gig

Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse abandoned her last gig halfway through

Pop star Amy Winehouse has cancelled her appearance at a concert to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Island Records music label.

The event, scheduled to take place next Sunday at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire, has now been cancelled completely, her management has said.

"Amy would like to apologise to her fans who bought tickets for the shows," a statement added.

Refunds will be available at the same place tickets where were purchased.

"Amy Winehouse's management has regretfully announced that Amy and her band will no longer be performing at the Shepherd's Bush Empire," the statement said.

Jamaican act Toots and The Maytals and I Blame Coco had also been lined up to perform.

Earlier this month Winehouse was forced to abandon a concert in St Lucia because of poor weather conditions.

However, members of the audience criticised her performance after she appeared to forget the words to a song halfway through and told the audience she was "bored".

Island Records is best known for bringing Bob Marley, Roxy Music and U2 to the world's attention.

As part of the 50th anniversary celebrations, a month-long exhibition, Island Life, has opened in London.



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