Chris Stapleton postpones tour dates after testing positive for COVID-19


Chris Stapleton postpones tour dates in Salt Lake City and Denver after testing positive for COVID-19

Chris Stapleton has had to postpone his tour dates for this coming weekend because he has contracted the coronavirus.

The 44-year-old country star made the announcement this Tuesday, announcing that the concerts had been pushed back a week.

‘To all my friends in Salt Lake City and Denver, I am very sorry to let you all know that I have tested positive for Covid and will be unable to perform this weekend’s shows,’ he wrote in a message he posted to his Instagram page.

Uh oh: Chris Stapleton has had to postpone his tour dates for this coming weekend because he has contracted the coronavirus

Uh oh: Chris Stapleton has had to postpone his tour dates for this coming weekend because he has contracted the coronavirus

Making it work: The 44-year-old country star made the announcement this Tuesday, announcing that the concerts had been pushed back a week

Making it work: The 44-year-old country star made the announcement this Tuesday, announcing that the concerts had been pushed back a week

He was initially supposed to perform this Friday night at the USANA Amphitheatre in the Salt Lake City suburb of West Valley City.

That show was to be followed by concert dates this Saturday and Sunday at the Ball Arena on Speer Boulevard in downtown Denver.

‘The shows will be rescheduled to the following weekend, July 1-3, and we hope you can join us then,’ Chris wrote in his Instagram announcement this Tuesday.

Rejiggered: 'The shows will be rescheduled to the following weekend, July 1-3, and we hope you can join us then,' Chris wrote in his Instagram announcement this Tuesday

Rejiggered: ‘The shows will be rescheduled to the following weekend, July 1-3, and we hope you can join us then,’ Chris wrote in his Instagram announcement this Tuesday

Chris, whose songs include Tennessee Whiskey and You Should Probably Leave, added: ‘Please contact your point of purchase if you cannot.’

The Kentucky-born crooner continued: ‘I wanted to sincerely thank everyone who has waited so long for these shows.’

He concluded his heartfelt message: ‘We are incredibly grateful for your patience, love and support, and can’t wait to see you next week.’ 

Warm words: He concluded his heartfelt message: 'We are incredibly grateful for your patience, love and support, and can't wait to see you next week'

Warm words: He concluded his heartfelt message: ‘We are incredibly grateful for your patience, love and support, and can’t wait to see you next week’

At present his show at the USANA Amphitheatre is scheduled for Friday, July 1, and the Denver shows will then take place that Saturday and Sunday, June 2 and 3.

Chris has a whirlwind July ahead of him, with dates in Ohio, Michigan, West Virginia, Alabama, Mississippi, Missouri, Indiana and Arkansas.

He released his latest studio album Starting Over in November 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic and won the best country album Grammy for it.

On the road again: Chris has a whirlwind July ahead of him, with dates in Ohio, Michigan, West Virginia, Alabama, Mississippi, Missouri, Indiana and Arkansas

On the road again: Chris has a whirlwind July ahead of him, with dates in Ohio, Michigan, West Virginia, Alabama, Mississippi, Missouri, Indiana and Arkansas

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