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Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers have shifted their Spirit Trail 25th Anniversary Tour due to bandleader and namesake Bruce Hornsby’s current bout with vocal issues, affecting his ability to speak and sing. As a result, the band has applied changes to its summer schedule, canceling a pair of concerts intended to take place on July 4 in Albany, N.Y., and July 6 in Hammondsport, N.Y., as well as rescheduling other East Coast dates. 

“Tour Update: Due to a vocal issue affecting Bruce’s ability to sing and speak, we must unfortunately make a few changes to our June & July touring schedule. While we’re disappointed to have to cancel Albany and Hammondsport, we look forward to honoring the rest of the performances. All previously purchased tickets to the rescheduled dates will be honored on the new dates. Please reach out to the box office for any questions regarding ticket status or refunds. Thank you for your understanding and well wishes. We look forward to resuming the summer run in Grand Rapids,” the official statement presented via Hornsby’s social media. See below.

In addition to cancellations, the ensemble also shared that their previously scheduled concerts, slated for July 8 in North Tonawanda, N.Y., and July 9 in Akron, Ohio, have been rescheduled to Oct. 7 and 8, respectively. The tour is intended to mark 25 years since the 1998 release of Hornsby’s double album Spirit Trail, regarded as some of his best work and the originator of fan favorite “Fortunate Son” and Grateful Dead homage, “Sunflower Cat (Some Dour Cat) (Down With That).” 

Scroll down to view Hornsby’s official statement.