Jon Pardi Falls Ill, Postpones Upcoming Mr. Saturday Night Tour Dates
“I’m very sorry,” Pardi told fans.
Jon Pardi; Photo by Hunter Berry, CMA
Jon Pardi shared a somber video to social media today (Oct. 25), letting fans know that he unfortunately is under the weather and must postpone three upcoming dates of his Mr. Saturday Night Tour. The shows that will be impacted include Eugene, OR, Abbotsford, BC, and Everett, WA.
“I have come down with strep throat. I thought it was allergies and such, but the doctor says it’s strep throat and I don’t feel well. I want to be 100% for you guys and I can’t do that this weekend, I have to rest.”
He went on to express his deepest apologies, sharing that this is not the kind of news he wanted to have to convey to his fans. “I hate it,” he said with a look of disappointment.
The “Your Heart Or Mine” singer then assured all ticketholders that the shows would be rescheduled and that they should “stay tuned for more info.”
“I’m very sorry. I wanted to get the word out so you guys can rearrange plans and you’re not stranded at the last minute. Love you, thank you so much and hold the tickets and we’ll keep you posted. Thank you and sorry,” he said in conclusion.
For additional information, fans can visit the respective venue’s website.
The Mr. Saturday Night World tour was originally scheduled to launch in Belfast, Northern Ireland on August 25. However, a few days prior, Pardi took to social media to let fans know that all of the U.K. and European dates originally on the books through September would have to be rescheduled for a later date.
At the time, he didn’t reveal a reason for having to share this news, but during a recent interview on The Bobby Bones Show, the singer/songwriter shed some light on the health issues he was enduring at the time.
Pardi revealed he was “battling an infection for a long time” and as a result was prescribed antibiotics for 12 weeks.
“It was a prostate infection. It was a weird deal…And it gets scary,” he admitted. “The doctor checks, old-school doctor check, not fun.”
When doing a bit more in-depth into what this sickness entailed, he revealed he was “peeing like I was 90 years old.”
“You try to go to the bathroom, it’s hard to go and it was weird. It was out of nowhere and you could get, there’s like 600 bacteria’s that could do it and they’re all from weird stuff,” he explained.
He went on to share that between being diagnosed as “pre-diabetic” and fighting an infection, he was hit with the realization that he may need to start altering his lifestyle to be healthier.
“It was literally like I was falling apart so I needed to make a change.”
Luckily, there are already plans in place for Pardi to head over to the U.K. and Europe to make up those long-awaited performances.
“We’re going back in April, so still we’re still going to be the world tour,” he said, revealing his excitement for the upcoming shows. “I’ve been wanting to go to UK for a long time. The fans over there have been great and they want me to come. I’m going over, I’m going to video myself getting on that plane and post it. So there’s facts that I’m coming.”
The most recent news of Pardi’s postponed tour dates comes just one day after the country star was inducted as a member of the Grand Ole Opry by Garth Brooks. Despite fighting through the illness, Pardi was still able to experience the milestone night surrounded by family, friends and fellow members of the industry.
He also mustered up enough strength to perform “Your Heart or Mine,” “Last Night Lonely,” and “Heartache Medication” before being officially welcomed into the Opry family.
Jon Pardi’s Mr. Saturday Night Tour in support of his latest album, Mr. Saturday Night. This collection features a slew of fan favorites such as “Last Night Lonely,” “Longneck Way To Go” featuring Midland, and his latest single, “Your Heart Or Mine.”
The headlining trek is expected to resume on November 2 at the Ford Idaho Center Arena in Nampa, ID.
Midland, Ella Langley, DJ Highmax, Randall King and Jackson Dean have been tapped to serve as support on select dates of the tour.
For a complete list of upcoming dates, see below.
2 – Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Center Arena+
3 – Missoula, MT – Adams Center#
4 – Billings, MT – First Interstate Arena at MetraPark#
16 – London, ON – Budweiser Gardens#
17 – Oshawa, ON – Tribute Communities Centre#
18 – Hershey, PA – GIANT Center+
30 – Independence, MO – Cable Dahmer Arena+
1 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center+
2 – Fort Worth, TX – DICKIES ARENA (Support to be announced)
8 – Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center at Fresno State#
9 – Las Vegas, NV – Michelob ULTRA Arena#
* Midland, Ella Langley, DJ Highmax | + Randall King, Ella Langley, DJ Highmax
# Jackson Dean, Ella Langley, DJ Highmax | ~ Ella Langley Only Support
^ Not a Live Nation Date
Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.