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Widespread Panic have canceled its upcoming Chicago run. The news arrives after the Athens, Ga. originators postponed its initial dates, slated for Feb. 15-17, shifted last week to Feb. 28-March 1, citing, “One of our brothers ran into some unexpected health issues.” The venue location followed up yesterday evening, Feb. 22, with a message for ticket holders confirming the cancellation. 

Widespread Panic’s website and social media was plastered with the change of plans, reading in part: “Please be advised that the Widespread Panic performances that were re-scheduled to take place at The Chicago Theatre on February 28, 29, and March 1 have been canceled.”

The message continued, outlining the refund process for ticket holders, “Tickets purchased with a credit card online or over the phone with Ticketmaster, or directly through The Chicago Theatre Box Office will automatically be refunded to the original purchaser’s credit card account. Please note that you should expect to receive your refund in as soon as 30 days.”

After adding more information on box office sale reimbursements, the message ended, “We thank you for your understanding and look forward to your continued patronage,” sans a band sign-off, the former venue location for the slate of gigs, The Chicago Theatre extended the official message. 

With the band’s Chicago stand scraped from the books, their subsequent live appearances will roll out over March 22 through 24 during a sold-out stand at St. Augustine Amphitheatre in St. Augustine, Fla., which preludes their annual destination concert event, Panic en la Playa, April 14 through 17.

For more information, visit Scroll down to view the band’s shared statement via Instagram.

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