Stevie Nicks cancels shows
The Canadian Press – August 10, 2021 / 5:16 p.m. | History: 342502
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FILE – Inductee Stevie Nicks performs at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on March 29, 2019 in New York City. Nicks has canceled appearances at five music festivals where she had scheduled performances, citing coronavirus concerns. (Photo by Evan Agostini / Invision / AP, file)
Stevie Nicks has canceled appearances at five music festivals, citing coronavirus concerns, she said in a statement Tuesday.
Nicks was scheduled to headlining one day at BottleRock Napa Valley in California and the Jazz Aspen Festival in Colorado in September. In October, she was scheduled to play two days at the Austin City Limits Music Festival and one day at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
âThese are tough times with tough decisions that have to be made. I want everyone to be safe and healthy and that the increase in Covid cases should be of concern to all of us, “the 73-year-old singer said in the statement.” Although I am vaccinated, at my age, I am always extremely careful and for this reason I decided to skip the 5 performances that I had planned for 2021.
Most of the festivals themselves are moving forward with replacement headliners. Country star Chris Stapleton will take Nicks’ place at BottleRock.
âBecause singing and performing have been my whole life, my main goal is to stay healthy so that I can continue singing for the next decade or more,â Nicks’ statement said. “I am devastated and I know the fans are disappointed, but we will look to a brighter 2022.”