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Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul cancel most of their fall tour dates

Written by on September 24, 2019

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Credit: Jo LopezAfter canceling a series of shows this past week on doctor’s orders, E Street Band guitarist Little Steven Van Zandt and his backing group The Disciples of Soul have nixed most of the remaining dates on their fall North American tour because Van Zandt is battling sinusitis.

The only concerts still scheduled to take place are a November 2 performance in the Boston suburb of Medford, Massachusetts, and a November 6 show in New York City.

The latter event, which will be held at the Beacon Theatre, will be filmed and recorded for an upcoming live DVD and album. More details about the release will be announced soon.

“I thought I could shake this sinusitis, but it doesn’t seem to be going away,” says Van Zandt. “I’ve never canceled shows before. I feel terrible about this, but my doctors are telling me there’s just no way to continue right now.”

He adds, “We were really looking forward to continuing this 90-show tour around the world. We want to thank the fans for all of their support. I really hope we can make up these dates someday, somehow.”

The trek is in support of Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul’s latest studio album, Summer of Sorcery. A total of 20 concerts have been canceled. Here’s a list:

9/20 — Wichita, KS, Wichita Orpheum
9/22 — Louisville, KY, Bourbon and Beyond Festival
9/25 — Arlington, TX, Arlington Music Hall
9/29 — Austin, TX, Emo’s Austin
10/1 — New Orleans, LA, House of Blues New Orleans
10/3 — Birmingham, AL, Iron City
10/5 — Memphis, TN, Graceland Soundstage at Elvis Presley’s Memphis
10/7 — Atlanta, GA, Center Stage Theater
10/9 — Athens, GA, Georgia Theatre
10/11 — Norfolk, VA, NorVa
10/13 — Detroit, MI, St. Andrew’s Hall
10/15 — Grand Rapids, MI, 20 Monroe Live
10/17 — Burnsville, MN, Ames Center
10/19 — Milwaukee, WI, Pabst Theater
10/21 — Winnipeg, MB, Canada, Burton Cummings Theatre for the Performing Arts
10/23 — Chicago, IL, House of Blues Chicago
10/26 — Cleveland, OH, Masonic Auditorium
10/28 — Des Moines, IA, Hoyt Sherman Place
10/30 — Columbus, OH, Newport Music Hall
11/4 — Munhall, PA, Carnegie Library Music Hall

And here are the shows that are still slated to take place:

11/2 — Medford, MA, Chevalier Theatre
11/6 — New York, NY, Beacon Theatre

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