BREAKING: Chris Stapleton ‘Unable To Perform,’ Postpones Three Concerts After Being Placed On Vocal Rest

“I’m grateful for your patience and understanding,” the eight-time GRAMMY winner shared with fans.


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October 11, 2023


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Chris Stapleton; Photo by Andy Barron

Chris Stapleton was forced to postpone three upcoming concerts on his All-American Road Show due to illness. 

On Wednesday (Oct. 11), the country superstar took to social media to share the unfortunate news with fans, revealing that he has “bronchitis and laryngitis” and is “unable to perform” in Corpus Christi, Texas, Houston, Texas and Lafayette, Louisiana this week.

“To all my friends in Corpus Christi, Houston, and Lafayette, I am very sorry to let you all know that I am unable to perform this weekend’s shows,” he wrote. ”I have bronchitis and laryngitis, and on doctor’s orders [I] am on vocal rest through the weekend in order to heal.”

Stapleton concluded his statement by showcasing gratitude, “I’m grateful for your patience and understanding, and hope to see you all in November.”

His social media post also shared that “All tickets will be honored for the rescheduled dates.” For those who can no longer attend, refunds are available at your point of purchase within the next seven days. 

Rescheduled Dates

October 14 – Lafayette, LA (rescheduled date November 16)

October 12 – Corpus Christi, TX (rescheduled date November 18)

October 13 – Houston, TX (rescheduled date November 17)

The rescheduled tour dates will feature special guest Nikki Lane, according to his official website.

Chris Stapleton - Higher
Chris Stapleton – Higher

Chris Stapleton will soon release his much-anticipated new album, Higher. Arriving on November 10, the project was produced by Dave Cobb alongside Stapleton and his wife, Morgane Stapleton. The 14-track release includes his chart-climbing single, “White Horse,” and was recorded at Nashville’s iconic RCA Studio A. 

Just days before the release of the project, Stapleton will likely attend the 2023 CMA Awards as he is nominated for three trophies, including the night’s top honor, Entertainer of the Year. The esteemed singer/songwriter is also nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year and Musical Event of the Year for “We Don’t Fight Anymore” with Carly Pearce.

Recently, Stapleton received the ACM Triple Crown Award during the 2023 ACM Honors. Throughout his career, the country star has racked up an impressive number of awards from the Academy of Country Music including ACM New Male Vocalist of the Year, ACM Male Vocalist of the Year, and ACM Entertainer of the Year. As a result of these wins, Stapleton qualified to receive this year’s ACM Triple Crown. 

Chris Stapleton; Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for ACM
Chris Stapleton; Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for ACM

“I’m so grateful to everybody that has supported me over the years,” he said while accepting the prestigious award.

Stapleton recently announced a run of shows in the U.K. in Ireland. Next fall, he will make stops at Manchester’s AO Arena, Glasgow’s OVO Hydro Arena, Dublin’s 3Arena, Birmingham’s Utilita Arena and London’s The O2, and more. 

Additionally, the 15x ACM and 15x CMA Award-winner will reunite with George Strait for stadium performances in 2024.

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Chris Stapleton Tour Dates 

October 2023

19 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center

20 – Austin, TX – Moody Center

21 – Austin, TX – Moody Center

26 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center

27 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion

28 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion

November 2023 

16 – Lafayette, LA – CAJUNDOME

18 – Corpus Christi, TX – American Bank Center

17 – Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

May 2024

4 – Indianapolis, Ind. – Lucas Oil Stadium

11 – Jacksonville, Fla. – EverBank Stadium

25 – Ames, Iowa – Jack Trice Stadium

June 2024

1 – Charlotte, N.C. – Bank of America Stadium

8 – East Rutherford, N.J. – MetLife Stadium

29 – Salt Lake City, Utah – Rice Eccles Stadium

July 2024

13 – Detroit, Mich. – Ford Field

20 – Chicago, Ill. – Soldier Field

October 2024

16 – Manchester, England – AO Arena

17 – Glasgow, Scotland – OVO Hydro Arena

20 – Dublin, Ireland – 3Arena

22 – Birmingham, England—Utilita Arena

23 – London, England – The O2

December 2024

7 – Las Vegas, Nev. – Allegiant Stadium

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.