Legendary Songwriter John Prine Must Undergo Surgery, Postpones Upcoming Shows

One of the all-time great songwriters, John Prine, has to undergo surgery, and posted a note on social media saying various upcoming tour dates would be canceled.

From Prine’s Instagram:

**@redrocksco has been rescheduled for Sept. 18, 2019** We are currently working on rescheduling the affected dates and will share updates information as soon as possible – all original tickets will remain valid.

Alternatively, refunds are available at original point of purchase.

In consultation with his doctors, John has been advised that he has an elevated risk for a stroke. He will have surgery this week to insert a stent which will remedy the issue. He looks forward to a full and speedy recovery.

Thank you for your support and understanding. – The Prine family and Oh Boy Records. Shows to be rescheduled:

July 28 – Red Rocks-Morrison, CO (Rescheduled for Sept.18, 2019)

July 30 – Red Butte Gardens -SLC, UT

Aug 2 – Oregon Zoo- Portland, OR

Aug 4 – Woodland Park Zoo – Seattle,

Aug 6 – Queen Elizabeth Amp. – Vancouver, BC

Aug 8 – Shaw Amp – Banff, AB

Aug 9 – Jack Singer PAC – Calgary, AB

Aug 11 – Edmonton Folk Festival – Edmonton, AB (Rescheduled for Aug 9, 2020)

Get well, John.

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**@redrocksco has been rescheduled for Sept. 18, 2019** We are currently working on rescheduling the affected dates and will share updates information as soon as possible – all original tickets will remain valid. Alternatively, refunds are available at original point of purchase. In consultation with his doctors, John has been advised that he has an elevated risk for a stroke. He will have surgery this week to insert a stent which will remedy the issue. He looks forward to a full and speedy recovery. Thank you for your support and understanding. – The Prine family and Oh Boy Records. Shows to be rescheduled: July 28 – Red Rocks-Morrison, CO (Rescheduled for Sept.18, 2019) July 30 – Red Butte Gardens -SLC, UT Aug 2 – Oregon Zoo- Portland, OR Aug 4 – Woodland Park Zoo – Seattle, Aug 6 – Queen Elizabeth Amp. – Vancouver, BC Aug 8 – Shaw Amp – Banff, AB Aug 9 – Jack Singer PAC – Calgary, AB Aug 11 – Edmonton Folk Festival – Edmonton, AB (Rescheduled for Aug 9, 2020)

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