Many Sturgill Simpson fans in Charlotte, North Carolina and beyond are still disappointed after it was announced at the last minute and just before its set time that Sturgill Simpson would not be performing. Simpson was scheduled to perform at the PNC Music Pavilion on September 19 as part of the Willie Nelson-directed Outlaw Festival, but his performance was canceled due to a vocal problem.
Simpson had also played on Outlaw Fest dates the three consecutive nights before, with fans in Raleigh, North Carolina reporting no issues. Many of the Charlotte event attendees were there to see Sturgill Simpson specifically or specifically, but since it was a package show and the other artists were performing, there was no refund option. And since the cancellation was so abrupt, there was no way to find a replacement act.
That won't be the case on Wednesday evening (9-22) in Alpharetta, GA at the Ameris Bank Amphitheater. It was announced late Tuesday night that Sturgill Simpson would not be performing again, but Tyler Childers was selected for mandatory completion at the last minute, which should please many fans. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and Kathleen Edwards will also perform with Willie Nelson.
At the moment there is no word on the status of Sturgill Simpson for the date of the Outlaw Festival on Friday, September 24th in Columbia, MD at the Merriweather Post Pavilion, but right now Sturgill Simpson is said to be Farm Aid on 25th in Hartford, Connecticut, and his residence at Webster Hall in New York from September 28th to October 2nd.
Over the past few dates, Sturgill Simpson has performed in an acoustic bluegrass setup, playing tracks from his most recent Cuttin & # 39; Grass record series as well as the acoustic album The Ballad of Dood and Juanita released on August 20.
On other vocal pause news, Mike Harmeier of Mike and the Moonpies has also been put on vocal pause, and the band will be missing out on their scheduled AmericanaFest performances this week. The plan to resume the tour on October 2nd in the Gruene Hall.