Chris Stapleton Postpones Some June Tour Dates, CMA Fest 2017 Appearance
Chris Stapleton has postponed a string of tour dates from June 1 through June 17, including a performance at the 2017 CMA Music Festival. The singer and his team announced the news on Wednesday (May 31).
The statement on Stapleton's website also explains that the affected dates are being rescheduled, so those fans who were planning to attend the shows should "[h]old on to your tickets for now, and stay tuned for updates."
Although Stapleton did not offer a reason for the postponements on Wednesday, the singer wrote a letter to fans on Friday morning (June 2) to explain. Stapleton broke a bone and detached a tendon in his right index finger and will need physical therapy before he can play guitar again.
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"Thank you for your patience and support," Stapleton's original statement concludes.
This is not the first time that Stapleton has needed to postpone a show for a health reason: In late April of 2016, he was forced to postpone a concert in Santa Barbara, Calif., after losing his voice.
Stapleton began his All-American Road Show in early March; the Brothers Osborne, Lucie Silvas, Brent Cobb, Anderson East and Margo Price are all acting as special guests on the tour. The trek is in support of his recently released From A Room, Volume 1 album.
Chris Stapleton, Postponed 2017 All-American Road Show Tour Dates:
June 1 – Fresno, Calif. @ Save Mart Center at Fresno State ~
June 2 – Mountain View, Calif. @ Shoreline Amphitheatre ~
June 3 – Wheatland, Calif. @ Toyota Amphitheatre ~
June 9 – Southaven, Miss. @ BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove ##
June 10 – Birmingham, Ala. @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre ##
June 11 - Nashville, Tenn. @ 2017 CMA Music Festival
June 15 – Charleston, W.V. @ Charleston Civic Center ##
June 16 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ Riverbend Music Center ##
June 17 – Indianapolis, Ind. @ Klipsch Music Center ##
~ with Brothers Osborne and Lucie Silvas
## with Anderson East and Brent Cobb
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