Singer-songwriter John Prine has announced that he will be postponing his upcoming summer tour dates due to medical complications. The 72 year old folk singer was advised by medical personnel to take time off to address his health, which the singer then shared on social media. In a post made to Instagram on Tuesday, Prine shared that his doctors had told him he was at an elevated risk of a stroke. In order to remedy this the singer will be undergoing surgery later this week in order to fix the issue. The singer also said that he hopes to make a quick recovery, hoping to return to his music as soon as possible.
Prine started his career in the 1970s, becoming one of the most well known folk singers of his time. After around 50 years making music, Prine has an incredibly extensive discography and has worked with dozens of world class artists. Prine’s current tour was in support of his most recent album, 2018’s The Tree of Forgiveness.
While most of the shows for the tour have yet to be rescheduled, a few have already been given new dates. Prine’s show at Red Rocks in Colorado has been moved to September 18th of this year and his show at the Edmonton Folk Festival has been scheduled for next year’s event. In his post on social media, Prine noted that all tickets to the original dates of the postponed shows will be valid once the show is rescheduled, and that refunds would be available for those who desire one. The full post addressing Prine’s medical issues and the postponing of the shows can be found below, along with the list of affected shows.
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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)
Postponed Tour Dates:
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, WA
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)