Jason Isbell, Positive For COVID, Is Rescheduling His Louisville Shows

This story has been updated.

Jason Isbell has tested positive for COVID-19 and with it, has rescheduled his two Louisville shows that were supposed to take place at the Palace Theatre this weekend.

“Got myself a breakthrough case of Covid- feeling fine but we’ll have to cancel the next few shows (Asheville, Louisville, Columbus, Wilkes-Barre, and Wilmington),” Isbell wrote on Twitter. 

Isbell and his band, the 400 Unit, were supposed to perform at the Palace on Friday and Saturday. Now, he’ll be playing two weeks later on Jan. 28 and 29. Tickets for this week’s canceled show will be honored on the new date. Ticket-holders can also get refunds from their point of purchase.

Isbell has been outspoken online about COVID safety, and his cautiousness has carried over to how he’s handled his shows during the pandemic: He requires concertgoers to provide proof of vaccination.

Isbell said on Twitter that he is experiencing minor symptoms, including drainage and muscle aches. He said that his daughter is negative with no symptoms and that his wife, fellow musician Amanda Shires, did not accompany him on tour.

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