John Mayer’s Sob Rock Tour is taking an surprising break after a COVID cluster broke out throughout the band.
“Whelp. Extra members of the band examined constructive for Covid right now, and I used to be certainly one of them. This implies we now have to reschedule the subsequent 4 exhibits, which we have already rescheduled and posted above,” he posted to Instagram Thursday night.
“I am so sorry to make you modify your plans. It is a bummer for everybody within the band and crew, to say nothing of the query hanging over everybody’s head — mine included — as to how I examined constructive on PCR twice in two months. (The primary was extraordinarily gentle, however this one’s obtained the higher of me.) We’ll provide you with every little thing we have at these upcoming exhibits, simply as quickly as we relaxation up and regroup. With love and appreciation… me.”
Earlier this week, the guitarist’s second sold-out Madison Sq. Backyard present took on a unique format after drummer Steve Ferrone and background vocalist Carlos Ricketts examined constructive for the virus. Mayer, 44, carried out an acoustic set earlier than Questlove “saved the day” and joined him and the remaining band members for the final third of the present.
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At Wednesday’s Washington D.C. tour cease, Mayer — who beforehand had a breakthrough COVID an infection in January — appeared on stage for an additional acoustic set with a mug of Throat Coat tea and instructed the gang he’d developed a sore throat the afternoon earlier than.
“After the final two years, I’m not canceling a present. We don’t cancel exhibits right here. I imply, if it is that factor and you have got it — effectively, I perceive. Something aside from that … if it is simply me and I gotta bang on a guitar with my proper hand and my left hand’s in a sling and I inform you tales, I can’t cancel a present.”
As an alternative, the Feb. 25 Pittsburgh present will now be on Might 5, whereas the March 1 Belmont Park, New York present is now Might 7 and the 2 Boston exhibits are Might 9 and 10.
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“Final evening’s present in DC was one other train in spirit and love… Huge because of our outdated pal #JJJohnson for sitting in on drums to maintain among the set feeling loud and proud,” Mayer wrote on Instagram Thursday morning after his prior touring drummer Johnson subbed in for Ferrone. “Thanks all for rolling with the punches. I am extra certain than ever that I’ve the best followers round. ♥️”
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The Sob Rock tour will decide again up in Las Vegas on the MGM Grand Backyard Area on March 11.
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