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John Prine Cancels 2020 Australian Tour, Bluesfest Appearance Due to Illness

“John Prine has been forced to cancel his upcoming April 2020 shows, following the advice of his doctors regarding an existing hip injury.”

"As always, John is appreciative of his loyal fans and friends all over the world and looks forward to returning to Australia at a future date," Bluesfest organisers explained.

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Acclaimed US country musician John Prine will no longer be appearing in Australia this April, cancelling his upcoming appearances due to illness.

Prine made the headlines in 2019 after he was forced to cancel a number of US tour dates after doctors urged him to undergo surgery to insert a stent, having noted “that he has an elevated risk for stroke.”

Though Prine appeared to have recovered well enough to be listed on the initial Bluesfest lineup last August, the 73-year-old has now been forced to bow out of the upcoming dates, just a few weeks before they were set to commence.

Tour promoters Love Police broke the news yesterday, explaining the situation to fans. “With great regret and disappointment, we wish to advise that John Prine has been forced to cancel his upcoming April 2020 shows, following the advice of his doctors regarding an existing hip injury.”

Earlier today, Bluesfest organisers shared their own statement, echoing the previous reasons and confirming that Prine would not be appearing at the festival either.

“As always, John is appreciative of his loyal fans and friends all over the world and looks forward to returning to Australia at a future date,” Bluesfest organisers explained. “We sincerely apologise to fans affected by this cancellation and wish John a speedy recovery.”

John Prine Australian Tour 2020

Tuesday, April 14th (Cancelled)
Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

Thursday, April 16th (Cancelled)
Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide, SA

Friday, April 17th (Cancelled)
State Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Bluesfest 2020

Harts plays Hendrix
Micki Free
Here Come The Mummies
Dami Im
Morgane Ji
Emily Wurramara
Dirty Honey
Roshani
My Baby
Hussy Hicks
LamBros.
The Regime

Joining…

Lenny Kravitz
The Waterboys (Exclusive)
Jimmie Vaughan (Exclusive)
Eagles Of Death Metal
Zucchero (Exclusive)
Ani Difranco
Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles
Amadou & Mariam
The Allman Betts Band
Yola
Tal Wilkenfield
Joachim Cooder (Exclusive)
Steve ‘N’ Seagulls (Exclusive)

Joining…

Kool & the Gang
The Gipsy Kings ft. Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo
Guy Sebastian
Allen Stone
LP
Dweezil Zappa
Troy Cassar-Daley
The Waifs
Erja Lyytinen
Chain
Ash Grunwald

Joining…

Dave Matthews Band
Crowded House
Patti Smith and Her Band
George Benson
Brandi Carlile
John Butler
Xavier Rudd
The Cat Empire
Morcheeba
John Prine
Jenny Lewis
Frank Turner
John Mayall
Buffy Sainte-Marie
The Marcus King Band
Walter Trout
Christone “Kingfish” Ingram
Greensky Bluegrass
Larkin Poe
The War & Treaty

Thursday, April 9th —  Monday, April 13th
Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, Byron Bay, NSW
Tickets: Moshtix

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