Spencer Crandall Postpones First Weekend Of Headlining Tour: ‘It Kills Me To Not Play These Shows’

Spender Crandall took to social media on Wednesday, Oct. 5 to announce that due to the sickness he has been…


Madeleine O’Connell

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October 5, 2022


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Spender Crandall took to social media on Wednesday, Oct. 5 to announce that due to the sickness he has been fighting, he has decided to reschedule the first weekend of the Western Tour.  

His headlining trek was originally set to begin on Oct. 6 in Lexington, KY before continuing the weekend in Grand Rapids, MI and Indianapolis, IN. 

Spencer Crandall; Photo by Nina Long
Spencer Crandall; Photo by Nina Long

The singer shared a heartfelt message to his fans letting them know that over the weekend, he fell “very ill” and has been “in and out of urgent care 3 times.” As a result, he has been advised to get well before heading out on the road and immersing himself in the busy travel schedule. 

“I have a very aggressive upper respiratory virus, an ear infection, a sinus infection and my voice is shot. Trust me when I say I’ve tried everything to get ready for this weekend, but it just wasn’t possible. Under direction of my whole team, and multiple doctors, we feel it’s best to reschedule the first 3 shows so I can rest and get back to 100%,” he wrote.

Crandall expressed his disappointment in having to make this call, but fans quickly took to the comments to share nothing but support and understanding for his need to put his health first. 

He added, “Please know, it kills me to not play these shows. Stadium gang is my family and I hate letting you all down. I seriously love you all so much and I am so excited for this tour, so I promise we will make this up to everyone in Lexington, Grand Rapids and Indianapolis.”

“Wishing you a speedy recovery and hope you’re back on the road soon.  🙏,” one user wrote while another said, “As much as I was looking forward to Indy, your health comes first! Feel better 🤍”

This announcement follows the release of his fourth studio album, Western, which encompasses all the themes Crandall has opened up about within his six chapters – Scorpion, Mustang, Revolver, Pickaxe, Desert and Gold.

The “My Person” singer served as a co-writer on 18 out of the 20 vulnerable tracks including his SiriusXM The Highway chart-topper “Made,” breakup anthem “Red Flags” and focus track “Didn’t Do.”

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“I think every great album should answer the questions: ‘Where are you from?” ‘Where are you now?’ and ‘Where are you going?’ … and I believe I have done just that with Western,” he said in a previous press release. 

In addition to his original songs, the record will also showcase his renditions of Justin Bieber’s “Anyone” and Shania Twain’s “You’re Still The One.” His heartfelt recording of one of Twain’s most honored songs serves as a tribute to his parent’s happy marriage that has contained over 40 years of love. 

Since 2016, Crandall has been wearing his heart on his sleeve and making a name for himself in the Country music scene. Over time, he has grown a loyal following and has racked up a quarter of a billion career streams. This project is an example of how far he has come with his craft. 

Spencer Crandall recently made his Grand Ole Opry debut where he earned a standing ovation.

The postponed dates for the first three cities will be announced at a later time. Spencer Crandall is now set to kick off his tour in Seattle, WA on Oct. 8.

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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.