The Sunday Mirror reports that Dido missed out on the Brit Awards because she is emotionally distraught over her father William O’Malley Armstrong’s frightening relapse of a brain disease. “It puts her success into perspective and she knows the only thing of any concern is the health of her father,” a friend revealed. “His recovery from illness a couple of years ago inspired her to write the album Life For Rent, which has gained such success. So it just adds to Dido’s unease that William is once again unwell.”
Dido to Begin North American Tour In May
February 17, 2004 – Billboard reports Dido has announced details of a North American tour in support of her new album, ‘Life for Rent.’ The trek will begin May 17th in Vancouver, BC and has dates booked through June 18th in Boston, Mass.
Dido Skips Awards Circuit To Write And Record New Album
February 5, 2004 – The Sun reports Dido is clearing her diary, cancelling appearances at the Grammy Awards and the Brit Awards to write and record before her world tour later this year. “The last year has been absolutely fantastic,” she said. “I’m really excited to be making space to write and record. I’ll be sorry to miss all the fun at the Brits but I look forward to seeing everyone on tour soon.”
Dido Tops World Chart For 10th Week
January 12, 2004 – Contributed anonymously:
While the world focuses on Britney Spears, Dido makes her case by staying on top of the World Chart for the 10th week with ‘Life For Rent’. Britney’s ‘In The Zone’ comes in at #8, while Michael Jackson’s ‘Number Ones’ gets the #11 spot.