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Cat Stevens has cancelled his New York concert over ticket resale prices

Cat Stevens has cancelled his New York concert over ticket resale prices

Cat Stevens has cancelled his New York concert over ticket resale prices

Cat Stevens has cancelled his New York concert, weeks after announcing a six-city tour.

The singer said on his Facebook page that he would not keep the December 7 New York engagement because its requirement for paper tickets had led to exorbitant resale prices.

London-born Stevens, 66, also known as Yusuf Islam, the name he claimed after becoming a Muslim, announced earlier this month that he planned a concert tour behind the blues album he is releasing on October 27.

The concerts are his first series of shows in North America since 1976.

Stevens says he is a long-time supporter of paperless tickets "and avoiding scalpers" and hopes to return to New York City in the future.

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