Parker McCollum Tests Positive For Coronavirus, Cancels Upcoming Shows

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Trenton Johnson

If you were hoping to finally see a show with Parker McCollum this weekend, you’re going to have to wait a bit longer.

Parker was set to headline Weedstock Festival in Stillwater, Oklahoma, this Friday, and a show tomorrow in Kansas, but today, he revealed that he has tested positive for Coronavirus.

As a result, he will be forced to cancel his shows and quarantine back home for the next two weeks.

“I know there are a lot of you that were expecting to see me in concert this weekend in Manhattan, KS and Stillwater, OK. After several months of being off the road, we were finally getting a chance to play two socially distanced, mask mandated shows Thursday and Friday night.

After realizing this morning that I could not taste or smell anything at breakfast, I went to get tested for Covid and the results came back showing I was positive for the virus. My deepest apologies to the fans and the venues who were counting on me to perform. I absolutely believe that the shows should go on and I wish more than anything I could be there to play them.

I feel great and will self quarantine at the ranch for 14 days. It’s just an absolute bad stroke up luck on the timing of contracting this virus. I want to play so bad. I truly am so sorry for not being there this weekend. Please wear your mask and stay healthy. Hope to see you all very soon.”

You know a guy like Parker was hungry to get back out on the road, let the fans hear the newly released “Young Man’s Blues” for the first time since the release, and just get back into the swing of performing again, but safety comes first. Thankfully, his symptoms seem to be pretty minimal.

Get well soon bud.

“Young Man’s Blues”

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