“Love those around you and, above all, stay safe and healthy.”
James Taylor and Jackson Browne will postpone their joint summer tour due to the COVID-19 crisis. The tour was originally scheduled to kick off on May 15th in New Orleans and now is set to be rescheduled in the coming months. Current tickets will be automatically honored toward the new dates.
“As this summer’s tour of 27 towns and cities across the U.S. drew near, we’ve been increasingly excited to hit the road again,” the duo said in a statement. “So it’s deeply disappointing for both of us to have to call it off and reschedule (and reschedule we WILL)!”
“As we all now realize, COVID-19 is a serious, real and present danger,” they continued. “Moreover, our public health is all of our responsibility. So let us listen to and follow the directions of our public healthcare people and support their efforts in this unprecedented time of global pandemic. Love those around you and, above all, stay safe and healthy.”
Browne recently tested positive for COVID-19, telling Rolling Stone that he mild symptoms and is now on self-isolation in his home in Los Angeles.
He also released a new song amid the crisis titled “A Little Too Soon to Say.”
The song was written prior to the global health crisis, but Browne found it appropriate to write new material. “I thought, ‘Just do that now,’” he said. “Just put it out now while these things are so uncertain.”