Greensky Bluegrass has elected to cancel its upcoming run of New Year’s Eve shows at The Pageant in St. Louis, MO on December 30th and 31st. This news comes after members of the Greensky camp tested positive for COVID-19.
“Well, I’m really tired of using the words ‘pivot’ and ‘new normal,’ a tuxedo-clad Paul Hoffman said in a video posted to the group’s social media. “But, alas, members of the Greensky Bluegrass team are currently COVID positive and we have made the difficult decision to cancel our New Year’s shows in St. Louis.”
The two-night run of shows was set to feature support from The Mighty Pines on December 30th and a three-set performance with special guest Sam Bush on the 31st. Fans will automatically receive ticket refunds through their original point of purchase.
“We are extremely disappointed and upset, and we are also very sorry that is an inconvenience for a lot of people with plans and, frankly, for a lot of people who just need to get out and shake some shit off, including ourselves,” Hoffman said.
On the plus side, Hoffman stated that the group’s quarantine will be complete in time for its two-night run at Denver, CO’s Mission Ballroom on January 7th and 8th. In the meantime, Hoffman said, “The mission is clear: stay vigilant, hang in there, try and stay positive. Hopefully, we’ll see you soon.”
This news comes as the latest in a seemingly never-ending cascade of concert cancellations. The news began pouring in last week, starting with Phish and Umphrey’s McGee, and has gone on to include My Morning Jacket, Widespread Panic, Dopapod, Lettuce, Spafford, Pink Talking Fish, The Infamous Stringdusters, Jeff Tweedy, TAUK, STS9, Gov’t Mule, Billy Strings, Lotus, and many more.