Chris Stapleton is being forced to cancel a few of his Canadian shows on his All-American Road Show Tour, due to a positive case of COVID-19. Stapleton and his wife, Morgane, shared the disappointing news in a statement posted on social media.
“To all of our friends in London, Ottawa, & Montreal, we are sorry to let you know that we are unable to perform this weekend due to a positive case of COVID within the band & subsequent exposures. We want you all to know this was not a decision we made lightly & we sincerely apologize to every ticket holder.
“Stay tuned for rescheduled dates, soon to be announced,” the statement continued. “We are focused on staying safe & hope to see you all soon.”
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— Chris Stapleton (@ChrisStapleton) April 28, 2022
The news comes amid an otherwise positive time for the singer. Stapleton, who is the reigning ACM Male Artist of the Year, recently won three Grammy Awards. The 44-year-old won for Best Country Solo Performance for “You Should Probably Leave,” Best Country Album, with Starting Over, and Best Country Song for “Cold,” sharing the latter category with fellow songwriters Dave Cobb, J.T. Cure and Derek Mixon.
“I’m a dad of five, and today is my twins’ birthday,” Stapleton said during the Grammy ceremony. “They’re four years old. So I’m thinking a lot about sacrifices, ’cause I missed out on some of their birthday today. Everybody in this room has made some kind of a sacrifice to be up here doing this, and I don’t know what it is for everybody, but I know that it hurts sometimes.
“But hopefully we’re all doing it so we make the world a better place, and the people that live in it will love each other and have a good time together and come together,” he continued. “So thank you so much for this award.”
Stapleton recently raised more than $1 million for his home state of Kentucky, with his sold-out A Concert for Kentucky, with proceeds going to his own Outlaw State of Kind Hometown Fund. Stapleton and Morgane will disperse those funds to a variety of causes they are passionate about.
“Every night we walk on a stage, we do our best to help people forget their troubles or celebrate or remember or hope or heal,” Stapleton said of the concert. “Every night we play, a portion of those profits always goes to charity. As a musician I can’t think of a greater honor than reaching a point where we can play a show for 40,000 people and give all of the profits back to a community that has been so unfailingly loyal and supportive. It is a tremendously pure and rewarding moment to get to provide the medicine that is music in that space. I’m grateful to everyone who came to the show and to all of the musicians, managers, agents and crew members that made this moment possible.”
As of now, Stapleton’s next scheduled concert is on May 5, in Regina, Saskatchewan. Keep track of tour updates here.