If you’ve got tickets to see country superstar Chris Stapleton perform this week, brace yourself. He’s been forced to cancel his next three shows due to laryngitis, but has also revealed the rescheduled dates for those concerts.
Stapleton is currently on tour through Dec. 5, and will return to the road in April 2022. However, a recent case of laryngitis has shut him down temporarily. The musician is scheduled to perform in Cincinnati’s River Bend Center tomorrow on Oct. 21. He’s supposed to follow his Ohio concert up with a pair of shows in the country music capital. Stapleton was set to play Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee on Oct. 22 and 23, but all three shows have been rescheduled.
This evening, Chris Stapleton shared a heartfelt message with his fans on social media where he revealed the delayed shows.
“I want to thank you for all your well wishes and kind words you have shared over the last few days. I had hoped to have some good news to share with you all after this quiet time. But unfortunately the progress I’ve made is not enough,” Chris Stapleton explained on Twitter. “On doctor’s orders, I will need to continue my vocal rest through the weekend in order to fully heal. I am sorry that so many of you have been inconvenienced and I’m truly thankful for your patience and understanding.”
“Nothing is more personal to me than the experience of music. I’m eternally grateful for the privilege of sharing in that journey with all of you night after night. Thank you for your continued support and I hope to see you all very soon,” his post concluded.
The two Nashville dates have been rescheduled to Dec. 10 and 11. Additionally, the Cincinnati show will be rescheduled to 2022.
Chris Stapleton Feels ‘The Love’ in CMT Artist of the Year Speech
Last week, Chris Stapleton took home the CMT Artist of the Year Award and proceeded to give a touching acceptance speech. As he took the stage, he accepted the CMT Artist of the Year award for the fourth time.
However, he felt like this time around was a bit different. He and many other musicians have grown accustomed to digital or live-streamed awards shows. The remote gatherings have been a byproduct of the Covid-19 pandemic. But for the first time in a long time, he and the other nominees were able to celebrate together in person.
“It’s the first time I’ve been in a room with a lot of folks,” Chris Stapleton said to the crowd. “We’ve done some of these things remotely and whatnot. But, I feel a lot of love in the room tonight. A lot of love in the room tonight. That’s what music is about. It’s about love.”