John Prine Postpones Summer Tour Dates, to Undergo Surgery
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John Prine and his independent record label, Oh Boy Records, announced today that the 72-year-old singer will be forced to reschedule eight upcoming dates on his summer tour.
As they shared on Instagram, “In consultation with his doctors, John has been advised that he has an elevated risk for a stroke. He will have surgery this week to insert a stent which will remedy the issue. He looks forward to a full and speedy recovery.”
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**@redrocksco has been rescheduled for Sept. 18, 2019** We are currently working on rescheduling the affected dates and will share updates information as soon as possible – all original tickets will remain valid. Alternatively, refunds are available at original point of purchase. In consultation with his doctors, John has been advised that he has an elevated risk for a stroke. He will have surgery this week to insert a stent which will remedy the issue. He looks forward to a full and speedy recovery. Thank you for your support and understanding. – The Prine family and Oh Boy Records. Shows to be rescheduled: July 28 – Red Rocks-Morrison, CO (Rescheduled for Sept.18, 2019) July 30 – Red Butte Gardens -SLC, UT Aug 2 – Oregon Zoo- Portland, OR Aug 4 – Woodland Park Zoo – Seattle, Aug 6 – Queen Elizabeth Amp. – Vancouver, BC Aug 8 – Shaw Amp – Banff, AB Aug 9 – Jack Singer PAC – Calgary, AB Aug 11 – Edmonton Folk Festival – Edmonton, AB (Rescheduled for Aug 9, 2020)
The message has also been shared on the recent Songwriter Hall of Fame inductee’s website and other social media accounts, and the label encourages fans to respect the family’s privacy at this time. Many fellow songwriters, including Margo Price, Courtney Marie Andrews, Kurt Vile, and John Paul White, as well as legions of fans, were quick to leave comments with well wishes, though.
The following dates have been postponed, and only two have been rescheduled at this time —Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks has been moved from July 28 to Sept. 18, and Edmonton, AB @ the Edmonton Folk Festival has been moved to Aug. 9, 2020. All original tickets will remain valid for the new dates and refunds will be available at the original purchasing sites.
July 28 – Morrison, CO @ (Rescheduled for Sept. 18, 2019)
July 30 –Salt Lake City, UT @ Red Butte Gardens
Aug 2 – Portland, OR @ Oregon Zoo
Aug 4 – Seattle, WA @ Woodland Park Zoo
Aug 6 – Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Aug 8 – Banff, AB @ Shaw Amphitheatre
Aug 9 – Calgary, AB @ Jack Singer Concert Hall
Aug 11 – Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Folk Festival (Rescheduled for Aug 9, 2020)