New dates are planned for 2022
Joan Jett and The Blackhearts have announced that all shows after September 28th are being postponed due to COVID. The rock star shared the news on social media this week, placing blame on the delta variant for the postponement.
“The continuing surge of COVID cases due to the delta variant should be of concern to all of us. While we are fully vaccinated, we are still being extremely cautious to protect our fans, our crew and everyone else that work so hard to put on our shows. For that reason, we have decided to postpone the remaining performances that were planned for 2021,” the statement reads in part.
No rescheduled dates have been announced as of press time. Jett does have a busy 2022 planned already as support for The Stadium Tour with Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe and Poison that was pushed by by two years due to the pandemic. The trek was set to kick off June 19, 2021 in Nashville, but now will begin June 16, 2022 in Atlanta and wrap September 7th in San Francisco.
The band is one of the latest of an alarming number of growing acts continuing to cancel due to surges of COVID-19 cases across the country. Garth Brooks, Nine Inch Nails, Stevie Nicks, Florida Georgia Line, BTS, Stone Temple Pilots & Bush, and the Backstreet Boys are among those who have either canceled before starting or the remainder of their 2021 dates. Organizers of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam have also postponed festivals due to the surge of COVID cases nationwide.
Korn, KISS, Tesla, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Foo Fighters, Buckcherry, Korn, Mammoth WVH and The Cadillac Three are among those who have been forced to postpone or cancel dates due to an active case within their touring camps, including some band members themselves.