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Bonnie Raitt Fans Disappointed as Tour Dates Are Postponed

Bonnie Raitt Fans Disappointed as Tour Dates Are Postponed

  Bonnie Raitt, the legendary blues-rock musician aged 73 years old and one of her biggest influences in music history is postponing her tour dates in May due to illness. Brandi Carlile's Mothership Weekend performance as well as dates in Athens, Louisville, Indianapolis and Pittsburgh has all been cancelled as a result. Raitt gave as the reason for her postponement an undisclosed medical condition that necessitated surgery, encouraging fans to "hold onto your tickets", promising they'll still be valid during any rescheduled performances. Athens Bonnie Raitt has been forced by an unfortunate medical situation to postpone several concert dates scheduled this month. As such, she will no longer perform at Brandi Carlile's Mothership Weekend event scheduled in Miramar Beach, Florida on May 14; as well as postponing her Louisville and Indianapolis concerts until June 30 and July 1 respectively. Raitt's announcement comes amid her ongoing tour for her most recent album, Just Like That. The title track from that record won a GRAMMY Award last February as Song of the Year over competition from Beyonce, Harry Styles, Taylor Swift and Lizzo among other artists. According to Raitt's Instagram page, she is currently experiencing a "medical situation" which requires surgery. Luckily, however, she appears to be recovering and should soon return for her scheduled performances. Raitt will require some time to heal, but is optimistic and eager to rejoin her band on tour. She plans on continuing overseas before making the return trip Stateside later in the summer. Raitt recently took time out of her schedule to thank her fans for their ongoing support, posting an image to Facebook and Instagram with Bonnie giving a heartfelt thank-you note. Bonnie Raitt also shared an extensive press archive that details all her accomplishments from early days as a rock and roll singer in the 1970s to her rise as an internationally acclaimed guitarist in the 90s - it's an abundance of photos and articles dedicated to Bonnie. Raitt's statement also noted that her team will rework five previously-scheduled concerts to honour Raitt's fans. Louisville and Indianapolis concerts have already been moved back to June 30 and July 1 respectively, while Athens and Pittsburgh dates will be revealed at a later date. Ticket holders should remain with valid tickets as these will still be valid for new dates. Louisville Bonnie Raitt, 73 years old blues singer recently postponed her May tour dates due to a medical situation. While this setback disappointed fans greatly, many remain eagerly waiting for updates regarding rescheduled shows to take place. Bonnie Raitt is an acclaimed blues, folk and country musician known for touring worldwide with her band for decades. Known for combining rock, blues and country sounds into one cohesive sound signature, her albums have won many accolades including one Grammy Award - Nick of Time being particularly successful at breaking out onto charts worldwide and garnering her many prestigious awards including Best Female Rock Vocal Performance by Bonnie. Since then, she has released 16 albums and become one of the most acclaimed musicians in modern blues history. Furthermore, she has made significant contributions to social and political causes using music as a vehicle of change. At various points in her career, she has won multiple accolades - such as a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy and Song of the Year honor at the 65th GRAMMY Awards. Furthermore, she was twice selected for National Heritage Fellowship grants and inducted into Country Music Hall of Fame. She began her career in the 1970s by performing her signature blend of rock, folk and blues music. She first gained recognition when spotted by a Newsweek reporter in New York - quickly leading to Warner Bros. signing her contract. Nick of Time became her breakout album, earning two additional Grammy Awards along the way. Luck of the Draw followed suit and also proved popular; Longing In Their Hearts proved even more so. Raitt has always been known for her captivating lyrics that speak deeply and intimately of life experiences. Last year, her album Just Like That won Song of the Year at the 65th GRAMMY Awards. Raitt's album was recorded at Sausalito Studios in California and showcases her emotive vocals and raw emotion, supported by an exceptional band that includes bassist James Hutch Hutchinson, drummer Ricky Fataar, keyboardist/backing vocalist Glenn Patscha and guitarist Kenny Greenberg. Indianapolis Bonnie Raitt fans are dismayed that several tour dates for her Just Like That tour have been postponed. The 73-year-old blues-rock legend had planned to perform in Athens, Georgia; Louisville Kentucky; Indianapolis Indiana and Pittsburgh Pennsylvania as part of her Just Like That tour. Raitt made headlines earlier this month when she announced she would reschedule some of her concerts on her Just Like That tour, scheduled to kick off with performances at Brandi Carlile's Mothership Weekend on May 14 before continuing performances in Athens, Louisville and Indianapolis until July 1. However, that tour has since been postponed until later this summer. Raitt announced via social media that she needed surgery, prompting her to postpone performances in Athens and Pittsburgh. In her post-op message she stressed the importance of her health and well-being as her top priorities; additionally she requested fans respect her privacy while she recovers. Raitt expressed her appreciation to fans on both Facebook and Instagram by thanking them for their support, promising a speedy recovery, and that she would resume touring overseas once her medical condition had fully improved. She encouraged fans to hang on to their tickets as they will still be valid for any rescheduled dates, posting an image showing off her beautiful smile along with an encouraging message thanking them for all of their love and support. After touring last year in support of her latest album of the same name, Lizzo made headlines when she won a Grammy Award for Song of the Year - beating out Beyonce, Harry Styles, Taylor Swift and Lizzo among others! Raitt is known for blending genres, from blues to rock to country and folk music, earning her several accolades throughout her long career - most notably winning a Grammy Award for Song of the Year and receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award from Recording Academy. Raitt has long been an outspoken champion of social issues through her albums. These have served to raise awareness for issues like racial justice, women's rights, and environmental sustainability - not to mention being an inspiration to musicians around the globe who continue to draw strength from her music today. Pittsburgh Bonnie Raitt fans are understandably disappointed after hearing of a string of May tour dates being postponed due to a medical emergency. According to an announcement posted on her social media account, singer-songwriter Bonnie Raitt needs surgery which requires taking time away from concerts. No matter the inconvenience, Bonnie Raitt fans remain dedicated and hope to witness another performance by this legendary musician in Pittsburgh in due time. With not having been on tour since 2019, fans will undoubtedly be excited about seeing Bonnie again soon. Raitt's tour was originally set to kick off at Brandi Carlile's Mothership Weekend on May 14 and extend through the following week, featuring appearances in Athens, Louisville and Indianapolis as part of her Just Like That tour that started last year to promote her latest album with that name. However, her team recently announced that concerts had been postponed due to an "unusual medical situation that requires surgery". According to social media posts by her singer-songwriter herself, time will need to be taken off from music performance due to this development. No details were revealed by her team; however, fans were advised to hold onto their tickets since they will still be valid for the rescheduled date and that additional information will be made available via their point of purchase. Singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles is best known for her unique blend of blues, rock and folk, earning several accolades throughout her career - most recently taking home a Grammy award for "Just Like That," featured at the 65th Academy Awards. She's in good hands and will return to performing soon; her shows are scheduled for 2023 and 2024. Raitt's website notes that previously purchased tickets will be honored at these shows and more details will become available through ticket providers' point of sale systems.

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