Stevie Nicks cancels all 2021 performances over coronavirus

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stevie Nicks has canceled five forthcoming performances at new music festivals, citing coronavirus concerns, she explained in a assertion Tuesday.

Nicks had been scheduled to headline a person day every single of BottleRock Napa Valley in California and the Jazz Aspen Competition in Colorado in September. In October, she was to have played two days of the Austin City Restrictions Audio Competition and 1 day of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

The dates had been all the displays she had prepared for 2021.

“These are challenging occasions with challenging decisions that have to be made. I want all people to be safe and sound and wholesome and the rising Covid circumstances ought to be of problem to all of us,” the 73-yr-previous singer mentioned in the statement. “While I’m vaccinated, at my age, I am however being particularly careful and for that purpose have decided to skip the 5 performances I had planned for 2021.”

Most of the festivals by themselves are transferring ahead with alternative headliners. State star Chris Stapleton will choose Nicks’ put at BottleRock.

“Because singing and executing have been my whole daily life, my primary intention is to hold nutritious so I can keep on singing for the next ten years or for a longer period,” Nicks’ assertion stated. “I’m devastated and I know the followers are upset, but we will search in direction of a brighter 2022.”