Sturgill Simpson Has Cancelled All of His Fall Shows, & Not Cause of COVID
We hate to see this. He's already pulled out of some shows including Willie Nelson’s Outlaw Music Festival, and Farm Aid 2021. Now, Sturgill has cancelled all of his shows through the end of the year.
And it has nothing to do with COVID, or anything COVID related. Sturgill is having vocal issues. After he made the announcement -- which included cancelling a show at the Ryman Auditorium -- the Ryman confirmed the cancellation, "in the interest of his long term recovery, Sturgill Simpson is taking the rest of the year off."
I am extremely disappointed and sorry to have to inform all of you that all five performances this week in New York at Webster Hall AND all three performances in Nashville at The Ryman Auditorium in November are officially cancelled. All tickets will be fully refunded. Much like last year, 2021 (in the most consensual way possible) can ALSO go fornicate with itself.
In August, Sturgill released The Ballad of Dood and Juanita, his fifth solo project (August 20) and doubled down on previous statements that it will be his last, this according to a recent interview with Rolling Stone.
This is the last Sturgill record. I always said there would be five, and I wondered if I’d go back on that. Going forward, I’d like to form a proper band with some people who I really love and respect musically and be a part of something truly democratic in terms of creativity. Not having to stand up there behind my name would allow me to be even more vulnerable, in a way.
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