James Blunt - James Blunt And Katherine Jenkins' Afghanistan Show Cancelled

British singers James Blunt and Katherine Jenkins have been forced to return to the U.K. after technical problems blighted their trip to Afghanistan.
The You're Beautiful hitmaker and the opera singer boarded a plane for the Middle East earlier this week (beg27Feb12) ahead of a planned concert for military troops at Camp Bastion.
Their pilot was forced to make an emergency landing in Cyprus on Thursday (01Mar12) following an air leak onboard the plane, and after spending the night at Royal Air Force (Raf) base Akrotiri, they made a second attempt to fly out on Friday (02Mar12).
However, that plane suffered also suffered technical problems and they made a second emergency landing in Cyprus.
The gig in Afghanistan has now been called off and the stars have flown back to Britain.
Blunt writes in a series of posts on Twitter.com, "That didn't go well. There was a problem with the undercarriage of the Tristar (plane) after take-off... We circled, dumping our fuel over the Mediterranean and have returned, once again, to Raf Akrotiri in Cyprus... Everyone here's given it there (sic) all - but the planes are just too old."
Jenkins adds, "Sadly we tried again (to get to Afghanistan) but it's not going to happen. So sorry not to make it out to you but we really really tried!... After 2 nights at Raf Akrotiri & 2 planes with technical probs (sic), now heading home feeling gutted we didn't make it 2 Afghan (sic). Stay safe every1 (sic)!"


Tags: James Blunt - Katherine Jenkins - Raf


More James Blunt

James Blunt Announces A New Uk Arena Tour For November/December 2014

JAMES BLUNT continues his Moon Landing 2014 tour with a new set of UK arena dates starting on November 20 in Dublin. His 6 UK...

James Blunt in Remarkable Tirade Against Damon Albarn. Plums Are Involved.

Being incredibly posh and remarkably privileged is okay, according to James Blunt – who just so happens to be incredibly posh and remarkably privileged –...

James Blunt Announces Summer 2014 Uk Forest Live Concert

Multi award-winning artist, James Blunt has announced he will be playing in the beautiful setting of Yorkshire's Dalby Forest as part of the Forestry Commission's...

James Blunt Will Release His New Single 'Heart To Heart' On January 20th 2014

James Blunt has had an incredible year, releasing his fourth album 'Moon Landing' to critical acclaim and impressive sales figures (it achieved his biggest week...


James Blunt Announces First Dates For 'Moon Landing 2014 World Tour'

James Blunt has announced the first round of dates for his forthcoming 'Moon Landing 2014 World Tour', in support of his upcoming fourth studio album,...

James Blunt Announces New Album 'Moon Landing' Released October 21st 2013

James Blunt will release his fourth studio album 'Moon Landing' through Atlantic Records on October 21. The album sees James getting back to basics musically,...

James Blunt Will Release His Brand New Single 'Bonfire Heart' On October 7th 2013

James Blunt will release his new single 'Bonfire Heart' on October 7. The song is the first single to be taken from his fourth studio...

James Blunt Sends Email For "You and Me" and You, and You... and You

Uh oh. James Blunt has gone and given the general public another reason to call him the most ridiculous man on earth. People don’t really...



James Blunt Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on James Blunt

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All