This story has been updated.
Country Music Hall of Famer Alan Jackson has canceled his remaining August tour dates due to an undisclosed illness, affecting shows at the Wolf Trap in Vienna, Virginia for Thursday, August 16th, as well as Friday’s August 17th show at the the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion in Gilford, New Hampshire. Lee Ann Womack was scheduled to open the New Hampshire show.
“Tonight’s performance by Alan Jackson at Wolf Trap has been cancelled due to illness. We will provide information on a rescheduled performance date and/or refunds as it becomes available,” organizers said Thursday morning. “The singer-songwriter had fully planned to perform tonight – his trucks, band and crew are already onsite at the venue. Wolf Trap sincerely regrets the inconvenience caused by the cancellation.”
At the moment, both shows are being labeled “postponed” by the Alan Jackson camp, looking to be rescheduled in the future. Alan Jackson is in his second year of his current “Honky Tonk Highway” tour, with four more performances scheduled in September before the tour wraps.
According to concertgoers at other recent shows, Alan Jackson was also complaining about feeling ill, including his show at the CMAC Arts Center in Canandaigua, NY on Friday, August 10th. No word on the nature of Alan Jackson’s illness, or when the canceled tour dates may be rescheduled. More information when it has been confirmed.
Alan Jackson released a new song called “The Older I Get” in October 2017 to coincide with his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame, and as the first single from a new album.