Zac Brown Band has paused their The Comeback Tour dates, as lead singer Zac Brown reveals he has tested positive for COVID-19. Brown revealed the news on Tuesday (Sept. 28) via an Instagram post.
“I have made the very difficult decision to pause Zac Brown Band’s The Comeback Tour. Despite taking precautions, I’ve tested positive for COVID-19,” Brown said in the post. “I am deeply disappointed this has happened, as touring is our life and performing live for our fans is the best part of our job. The bottom line is that I want to take every precaution to put the health and safety of our fans and crew first. We will resume the tour as soon as I have finished the CDC-mandated quarantine and it is safe for our band members and crew to do so.”
He added, “I am grateful to our fans for understanding this decision, as well as everyone on the front lines who can’t stay at home because their work is essential. I believe we can all overcome this together. As soon as we can, we’ll see you back out on the road again. Nothing’s better than the comeback.”
The Comeback Tour launched Aug. 5 in Holmdel, N.J. When the band announced the tour in May, they revealed that several artists would be joining them for several shows on the tour, including Teddy Swims, Ashland Craft, Gabby Barrett, Adam Doleac and Devin Dawson.
A rep for the band confirms to Billboard that the tour’s concluding show at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, set for Oct. 17, is still set to take place as scheduled.
The tour takes its name from Zac Brown Band’s upcoming album, The Comeback, set to release Oct. 15 via Warner Music Nashville/Home Grown Music. In addition to the group’s current radio single “Same Boat,” they have released tracks from the project including “Fun Having Fun.”
“‘Fun Having Fun’ is about all the dumb stuff you do when you’re a kid,” Brown previously said of the track via a statement. “One of my co-writers on the track is actually my buddy Kurt (Thomas), who I went to high school with in Dahlonega. He and I made a demo tape when we were kids called KZ, for Kurt & Zac, and he was the first guy I ever sat down with and thought, ‘We’re gonna be big.’ It was fun to circle back to that time in my life and remember some of the things that we did together, especially with the perspective of now being a parent. We really wanted to include a bluegrass-type song on this album, and ‘Fun Having Fun’ was definitely the right one.”
See Brown’s announcement below: