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Garfunkel found in the US after Sweden no-show

Garfunkel found in the US after Sweden no-show

Published: 30 Sep 2012 15:54 GMT+02:00
Updated: 30 Sep 2012 18:29 GMT+02:00

"We lost track of him in Gothenburg," ticket agent Julius Malmström confirmed to the Sydsvenskan daily after the star failed to show for a second gig in Malmö on Saturday evening.

Garfunkel was due to perform as part of a touring concert entitled "Night of the Proms" alongside Anastacia, Måns Zelmerlöw and John Miles, but shortly before he was due on stage the veteran crooner disappeared.

Julius Malmström confirmed that he had last seen Garfunkel when they drove around in Gothenburg on Thursday, revealing that the artist had expressed concern over his voice.

"He seemed fit but not completely happy with his voice. It is possible that he was off colour, but if you are sick then you need to go to the doctor and get a certificate for your employer," he told the newspaper.

"This is bad form. Not least for himself. He is an icon in the business and it is regrettable if his career will end like this."

Malmström explained that ticker-holders would be entitled to a partial refund once he had contacted Garfunkel's US management on Monday to ascertain what had happened and why Garfunkel had decided to return home.

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17:13 September 30, 2012 by byke
I love the statement that if a singer is missing from a concert in Sweden it could be the end of his career LOL

The Sounds of Silence.
19:44 September 30, 2012 by johan rebel
Sweden, dazzling center of the universe.

I hope Garfunkel's "concern over his voice" did not prevent him from singing Homeward Bound all the way across the Atlantic.
20:33 September 30, 2012 by Swedish Meatbulls
By now he will be counting the cars on the new Jersey turn pike.
20:57 September 30, 2012 by Rishonim
I think there is something wrong with this sentence. "US musician Art Garfunkel has been located in the US ending a search for the star which began after he failed to show up for in Gothenburg in western Sweden on Friday" (show up for what?) Did he fail to show up in Malmo or Gothenburg???

I can understand his refusal to play in Malmo considering how dreadful they treat the Jews there but Gothenburg is not all that bad, yet.
21:45 September 30, 2012 by Reason abd Realism
It's a cover up.

He was instantly extradited to the US because local security thought that he looked like Assange.

I guess this proves that the Assange conspiracy theorists are correct.
21:52 September 30, 2012 by Opinionfool
Perhaps he was using the new maps app for Apple's iPhone and iPad; they couldn't find Göteborg either.
08:05 October 2, 2012 by Swensk

"I love the statement that if a singer is missing from a concert in Sweden it could be the end of his career LOL"

I think You interpret the statement the way You want to. Of course no one thinks his career would be effected by wether he shows up for a gig or two in Sweden or not. What Julius Malmström means is that it would be sad to see an icon make this a habbit, cancelling concerts without prior notice, making a bad reputation for himself. I don't think the geographic location for this behaviour is the point he is making.
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