Dutch songstress Caro Emerald has announced that she will be postponing her UK tour next March. But it’s not all bad news. The reason for the postponed shows is that Caro (real name Caroline Esmeralda van der Leeuw) is expecting her first child, the BBC reports.

Caro Emerald, Royal Concert Hall
Caro has seen unprecedented success in the UK with her music.

Keep in mind that the shows have been postponed, not cancelled outright. The Dutch singer has announced that the shows will take place after all, however she will perform in October, instead of March as previously scheduled.

Emerald is currently on a sold out UK tour after her second album, The Shocking Miss Emerald, entered the UK and Dutch charts at number 1 in May. She made her extremely successful debut in 2010, with the jazz-influenced Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor. At the time, the phenomenally successful debut sold 1.3 million copies in Europe.

Caro Emerald, Royal Concert Hall
Her pregnancy was announced alongside the postponed shows, presumably to soften the blow.

Caro’s style is influenced, both musically and visually, by films and music from the 40s and 50s. Ticketholders for the March shows will be happy to learn that their tickets are valid for the October tour dates as well. The shows will run from 9 October 2014 at the Brighton Centre until 24 October in Glasgow. And of course, congratulations to the mother-to-be!

Caro Emerald, World Hunger Day Concert
It's an unfortunate announcement on top of a happy one!