Trey Anastasio will take the stage alone tonight – Sept. 28 – in Columbus, Ohio after revealing that Trey Anastasio Band drummer Russ Lawton has tested positive for COVID-19.
“Despite extensive precautions (and a fully vaccinated band and crew), Russ Lawton has unfortunately tested positive for Covid-19 and will sit out the rest of the tour,” Anastasio shared via social media. “Trey will still perform tonight’s show solo acoustic. Stay tuned for more info on this week’s shows and thank you for the continued support.”
Lawton is the second member of the band to contract COVID-19 in the past few days.
Trumpeter Jennifer Hartswick revealed her diagnosis on Sept. 25, leading the band to announce they would tour without horns for the remainder of their scheduled dates.
Not COVID-related, but saxophonist James Casey sat out this tour as well, after sharing his colon cancer diagnosis.
This story is still developing…