Pneumonia fells Robison shows
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
– Bruce Robison has canceled tour dates due to pneumonia.
Robison was admitted to the hospital near his home in Austin several weeks ago and diagnosed with pneumonia and a bacterial infection. Robison is now at home recovering.
He canceled shows in Little Rock, Ark.; Nashville; Decatur, Ga.; Charlotte, N.C.; Vienna, Va.; Pittsburgh and Worthington, Ohio. They will be rescheduled. Robison also was forced to cancel shows in Texas. Ticket refunds will be available at point of purchase.
Robison, who recently released "Bruce Robison And The Back Porch Band," returns to the road on Friday, June 16 when he and wife Kelly Willis perform a co-headline show with Dale Watson and Ray Benson at ACL Live at The Moody Theater in Austin.
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