Chris Stapleton has postponed three weeks of his current tour, “The All-American Road Show,” and cancelled his CMA Music Fest appearance. A message on Stapleton’s website instructs fans to hold onto their tickets for the time being and to “stay tuned for updates.” The following dates have been postponed until further notice:
06/01 Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center
06/02 Mt. View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
06/03 Wheatland, CA @ Toyota Amphitheatre
06/09 Southaven, MS @ Bankplus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove
06/10 Birmingham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
06/11 Nashville, TN @ CMA Music Festival
06/15 Charleston, WV @ Charleston Civic Center
06/16 Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
06/17 Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
Stapleton’s most recent album, From A Room: Volume 1, was released earlier this month. No word yet on why he had to postpone these show dates.
UPDATE: Stapleton has shared a letter to fans on his official website, revealing that he’s been forced to cancel the shows while he recovers from a broken bone and a detached tendon. Hope that finger gets better soon, Chris! Read his statement below.
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.
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.