On Wednesday, May 31st, Chris Stapleton postponed three weeks of his All-American Road Show tour. He also canceled his appearance next weekend at CMA Music Fest in Nashville, but no reason was given. Late Thursday night, June 1st, the singer/songwriter explained the reasoning behind the postponement.
“First of all, I want to thank you for all of the positive thoughts and kind words you have shared over the last few days. So many of you have been inconvenienced and I’m grateful for your patience and graciousness,” the singer says in an open letter on his website.
“After seeing a specialist, I have some information to share. I’m on the road to recovery from a broken bone & a detached tendon in my right index finger. The doctor is hopeful that with some physical therapy I will be playing guitar again soon. Right now, I can’t possibly give you guys the show you deserve. I always want to give you my very best.
“There is little in this world that I enjoy more than getting to make music with all of you night after night. Thank you for the privilege. Your support and understanding through all of this lets me know now, more than ever, I have the best fans in the world.”
The postponed dates include eight concerts from June 1st through June 17th. Stapleton’s team is currently working on rescheduling each of those shows. Ticketholders should hold onto their tickets for any of the postponed shows.
Last year, the Grammy winner was forced to postpone a concert in California because of vocal issues, Rolling Stone reports. “I had to cancel a show because of playing stuff like this, where there is dust in the air. We played two weeks at Coachella and the second weekend took me down.”
The announcement comes after the singer/songwriter released From A Room: Volume 1 on UMG Nashville on May 5th. The tour kicked off in March and will pick back up June 22nd in Tulsa, OK. Volume 2 is expected later this year.
Postponed Tour Dates:
June 1 – Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center
June 2 – Mt. View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
June 3 – Wheatland, CA – Toyota Amphitheatre
June 9 – Southaven, MS – Bankplus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove
June 10 – Birmingham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
June 15 – Charleston, WV – Charleston Civic Center
June 16 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
June 17 – Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center