Country singer and musician Zac Brown announced on Tuesday that he had tested positive for COVID-19 and that his band would cancel several of their upcoming concert tour dates as he went into quarantine.
The frontman wrote in an Instagram post from the Zac Brown Band account that he had tested positive “despite precautions taken”, adding that the decision to suspend “The Comeback Tour” was “difficult” to make.
“I am deeply disappointed that this has happened because touring is our life and performing live for our fans is the best part of our job,” he added. “At the end of the day, I want to take every precaution to put the health and safety of our fans and our team first.”
Brown went on to say that the tour would resume “as soon as I complete the CDC mandated quarantine and it is safe for our band members and our team to do so.”
It was not clear whether other members of the group or crew had also tested positive, or whether Brown had ever received the COVID-19 vaccine.
“I am grateful to our fans for understanding this decision, as well as to all of those on the front lines who cannot stay home because their work is essential,” Brown wrote on Tuesday.
“I believe we can all overcome this together,” he said. “Nothing better than the return.
According to the group’s website, the band canceled the next four shows scheduled for September 30 in Clarkston, Michigan, October 1 in Burgettstown, Pa., October 2 in Syracuse, NY, and October 3 in Saratoga Springs, New York.
The Comeback tour, which is slated to run through November, comes after the country group were among the first bands to cancel their concert dates in 2020 as cases of COVID-19 began to escalate in across the country this spring.
The group said in a declaration from March 2020, “Touring is our blood and performing live for our fans is the best part of this job. “
“At the end of the day, we want to take every precaution to put the health and safety of our fans and our team first,” they added.
Brown also recorded a tearful video message as he revealed he had to fire a significant portion of his group’s squad when the pandemic hit, and urged his fans to take the virus seriously.
“The longer America doesn’t take this seriously, stay inside and try to contain it, the longer everyone’s out of work, the longer we’ll be pushed into this recession that we’re on. point to enter, ”he said in the March 2020 video.