Fans of Dierks Bentley got dealt some unfortunate news when the country singer announced the cancelation of a weekend tour date on Sunday (September 19).
Bentley told fans via Instagram that his show slated for Sunday night in Columbia, Maryland, would be postponed due to one of his crew member testing positive for COVID-19. After strict consideration of the virus protocol, the “Gone” singer thought it would be best for all parties involved to move the concert to a later date.
“We are sad to announce that we have to reschedule Thursday’s show in Columbia, Maryland. Even though we are a fully vaccinated tour, we had a positive test in the touring party. In order to keep the band, crew, and our families safe, we are following a strict testing protocol and won’t be cleared to be back on the road until Friday,” Bentley wrote in the social post.
While Bentley did not confirm who in the crew tested positive, he did reassure fans that they would be back one way or another.
“We’re working on new dates for our friends in Maryland and will post more information soon,” he concluded.
The next date listed on Bentley’s tour schedule is for Friday at the Jones Beach Theater in New York state. He also has plans to play more than a dozen dates throughout the fall season.
Most recently, Bentley received nominations for Male Vocalist of the Year and Music Video of the Year at the 55th Annual CMA Awards. The ceremony is set to take place in Nashville on Wednesday, November 10, and will air live on ABC at 8 p.m. EST.