Zac Brown Band Cancels Concerts After COVID-19 Diagnosis

The Zac Brown Band is being forced to cancel several shows on its Comeback Tour, after the lead singer, Zac Brown, contracted COVID-19.

“To all our fans, I have made the very difficult decision to pause Zac Brown Band’s ‘The Comeback Tour,” Brown shares on social media. “Despite taking precautions, I’ve tested positive for COVID-19. I am deeply disappointed this has happened, as touring is our life and performing live for our fans is the best part of our job.

“The bottom line is that I want to take every precaution to put the health and safety of our fans and crew first,” he continues. “We will resume the tour as soon as I have finished the CDC-mandated quarantine and it is safe for our band members and crew to do so.”

Brown closed the letter by promising to return as soon as it is safe for him to do so.

“I am grateful to our fans for understanding this decision, as well as everyone on the front lines who can’t stay at home because their work is essential,” he concludes. “I believe we can all overcome this together. As soon as we can, we’ll see you back out on the road again. Nothing’s better than the comeback.”

The Zac Brown Band just dropped “Fun Having Fun,” from their upcoming album, The Comeback, which will be out on October 15.

“‘Fun Having Fun’ is about all the dumb stuff you do when you’re a kid,” Brown says of the song. “One of my co-writers on the track is actually my buddy Kurt (Thomas), who I went to high school with in Dahlonega. He and I made a demo tape when we were kids called KZ, for Kurt & Zac, and he was the first guy I ever sat down with and thought, ‘We’re gonna be big.’

“It was fun to circle back to that time in my life and remember some of the things that we did together, especially with the perspective of now being a parent,” he adds. “We really wanted to include a bluegrass-type song on this album, and ‘Fun Having Fun’ was definitely the right one.”

According to the band’s website, their next scheduled show will take place on October 8 in Jacksonville, Florida.

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