One other music act is hit with COVID-19 this week – and this time, its Nation legend Willie Nelson’s band. With the present commitments, they’ve this coming week; it seems like loads of changes will happen.

Willie Nelson Cancels Headlining Gig and Upcoming Live shows

Rolling Stone experiences {that a} member of Willie Nelson’s touring band has examined constructive for COVID-19; this prompted the band to cancel their headlining act on the Jazz Fest on Sunday.

Because the competition will solely occur on the day, organizers of the Jazz Fest have determined to exchange Willie Nelson with multi-platinum country-rock band Zach Brown Band.

Other than this alternative, Nelson’s different commitments had been additionally adjusted due to the present downside.

“Resulting from a constructive Covid case within the Willie Nelson Household Band, the Franklin, TN present on the FirstBank Amphitheater tonight and the Brandon Amphitheater in Brandon, MS on Could 7 will probably be postponed to June 17 in Brandon, MS and June 19 in Franklin, TN,” the band stated of their web site.

The precise variety of band members who contracted the virus was not specified.

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“Each postponed exhibits will characteristic your complete authentic lineup together with Willie Nelson and Household, Charley Crockett and Drayton Farley. The efficiency on the New Orleans Jazz Competition scheduled on Could 8 will probably be canceled,” they wrote.

The nation icon’s tour is anticipated to renew in New Braunfels, Texas, from Could 27 to twenty-eight, for a two-night stand. The web site additionally reported that the gigs ought to proceed as scheduled.

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Willie Nelson was not the one act who pulled out of Jazz Fest on the final minute.

Nation rock singer Melissa Etheridge can also be scheduled to carry out immediately at Jazz Fest. Nonetheless, introduced on Thursday that she can even be dropping out as considered one of her band was additionally hit with the lethal virus.

Other than Jazz Fest, Etheridge additionally needed to cancel her Graceland act. Gospel icon Mavis Staples shall be changing Etheridge’s now vacant spot on the star-studded lineup.

Jon Batiste was additionally hit with the virus, prompting him to cancel his much-anticipated debut on the Carnegie Corridor for the premiere of “American Symphony.” The GRAMMY-winning artist additionally needed to drop out on his bandleader duties on the “Late Present with Stephen Colbert.”

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