Published Jul 23, 2019John Prine's tour itinerary behind last year's The Tree of Forgiveness was set to bring him to Canada next month. Now, all of the songwriter's upcoming live dates have been postponed.
In a statement shared on Instagram, Prine's family and label home Oh Boy Records revealed Prine will postpone eight shows total in the wake of surgery to mitigate the risk of a stroke. The artist was set to perform in Vancouver, Banff, Calgary and Edmonton in early August.
"In consultation with his doctors, John has been advised that he has an elevated risk for a stroke," the statement reads. "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."
Two of the affected dates have already been rescheduled. Prine's performance at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, CO, has been moved to September 18 of this year, while his performance at the Edmonton Folk Festival was postponed until August 11, 2020.
Find Prine's affected itinerary and rescheduled dates below. His shows in Vancouver, Banff and Calgary were set to feature support from Kathleen Edwards.
07/30 Salt Lake City, UT - Red Butte Gardens
08/02 Portland, OR - - Oregon Zoo
08/04 Seattle, WA - Woodland Park Zoo
08/06 Vancouver, BC - Queen Elizabeth Amphitheatre
08/08 Banff, AB - Shaw Amphitheatre
08/09 Calgary, AB - Jack Singer PAC
08/11 Edmonton, AB - Edmonton Folk Festival
09/18 Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheater
08/11/2020 Edmonton, AB - Edmonton Folk Festival