The scheduled tour for prominent Egyptian singer Amr Diab and Lebanese singer Mariam Fares around the USA and Canada has been postponed. The tour, which was previously set to begin in May, has been postponed to take place in October or possibly March 2008.
According to the London based Elaph, producer Yousef Harb revealed that the change of dates is due to the fact that Amr was supposed to have completed his new album and release it at the beginning of the current year, but he had delayed it since he was not finished with recording all the songs.
Harb added that Amr did not want to present anything to his fans unless he had something new for them, and therefore he was forced to postpone his tour.
Harb stated that Amr will still hold the scheduled concert with Mariam in Las Vegas since he can not back out of it due to the fact that all the preparations have been completed for it.
Amr has so far recorded 40 different songs, of which he will choose the most suitable to include in his new album. The singer had revealed that he will not return to his fans unless he has something new to present and he is sure of outstanding success unlike his previous releases in the recent period that were did not meet his high standards.
It has been revealed that Amr has signed a new contract with the international soft drink company Pepsi worth 3 million US dollars.