Prine needs surgery, postpones dates
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
– John Prine will need surgery this week, resulting in postponement of remaining summer dates.
"With sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused, the Prine family
and Oh Boy Records regretfully announce the postponement of the
following John Prine Summer tour dates. We are currently working on
rescheduling the affected dates and will share updated information as
soon as possible - all original tickets will remain valid.
Alternatively, refunds are available at original point of purchase," Prine said on his website.
"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."
July 28 - Red Rocks - Morrison, CO ( Rescheduled for Sept. 18, 2019)
July 30 - Red Butte Gardens - Salt Lake City, UT
Aug. 2 - Oregon Zoo - Portland, OR
Aug. 4 - Woodland Park Zoo - Seattle, WA
Aug. 6 - Queen Elizabeth Theatre - Vancouver, BC
Aug. 8 - Shaw Amphitheatre - Banff, AB
Aug. 9 - Jack Singer PAC Calgary, AB
August 11- Edmonton Folk Festival - Edmonton, AB
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