Lynyrd Skynyrd Cancels New York Concert Due To Covid-19 Issues
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They Also Rescheduled Another Show
Covid is once again affecting live music, just when things are slowly going back to normal. As cases continue to rise, more and more musicians are postponing or canceling their booked gigs especially since some of the members of their teams have tested positive.
Lynyrd Skynyrd is one of them. The band had no choice but to cancel their August 19 show at Constellation Brands Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center in upstate New York. They took to social media to make the announcement.
“Due to unforeseen circumstances and a COVID illness within the Lynyrd Skynyrd band, we are unable to perform this Thursday, August 19 at Constellation Brands Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center,” they said in a statement posted on Facebook. “The show has been canceled and will not be rescheduled at this time. Please reach out to your point of purchase location for ticket refunds. We apologize in advance for the inconvenience.”
The band previously postponed four dates because guitarist Rickey Medlocke tested positive for Covid-19. They’re supposed to play at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts on August 20, but that has been moved to September 19. Tickets will be honored for the new date.