UPDATE: Chris Stapleton has issued a statement about his eight postponed shows, citing a broken bone and detached tendon in one of his index fingers as the cause. He apologized to fans for the inconvenience and stressed that he was already on the road to recovery.
"The doctor is hopeful that with some physical therapy I will be playing guitar again soon," he shared on Facebook, along with a picture of the injured hand. "Right now, I can't possibly give you guys the show you deserve. I always want to give you my very best."
Dear Everybody, 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. Sincerely, Chris Stapleton
Chris Stapleton has postponed eight concerts on his All-American Road Show Tour. According to a post on his website, the "next three weeks" of the tour have been postponed. In addition, the singer-songwriter's high-profile appearance on the main stage at CMA Music Festival in Nashville has been canceled.
"We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Hold on to your tickets for now, and stay tuned for updates," reads the statement on Stapleton's website, adding that they are working to reschedule the dates. A rep for Stapleton declined to provide additional information on the announcement at this time.
Last year, the Grammy winner was forced to postpone a concert in California because of vocal issues. "I had to cancel a show because of playing stuff like this, where there is dust in the air," Stapleton told Rolling Stone last summer at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee. "We played two weeks at Coachella and the second weekend took me down."
The affected shows on the All-American Road Show tour include three in California and concerts in Mississippi, Alabama, West Virginia, Ohio and Indiana. Stapleton's now canceled performance at CMA Music Festival was set for Sunday, June 11th. A tweet by the CMA attributed the cancellation to "unforeseen circumstances."
From A Room: Volume 1, Stapleton's follow-up to 2015's Traveller, debuted at Number One on the country albums chart earlier this month, and Number Two on the Billboard 200.
Here are the postponed concerts:
June 1 – Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center
June 2 – Mt. View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
June 3 – Wheatland, CA @ Toyota Amphitheatre
June 9 – Southaven, MS @ Bankplus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove
June 10 – Birmingham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
June 15 – Charleston, WV @ Charleston Civic Center
June 16 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
June 17 – Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center