Mike Campbell has postponed his upcoming tour with his band The Dirty Knobs to deal with “health issues.” According to UCR, the rock star posted the news on Instagram.
He told fans in a message which also included a photo of himself smiling in the hospital. Campbell explained how he ended up in hospital in his post,
“On Sunday night my doctors discovered some health issues, which while fully treatable, need to be addressed before going out on tour,”
Campbell went on to explain. “The good news, well, really it’s great news, is that I’m going to be just fine. The bad news, and I say this with much frustration, is the tour which was scheduled to start next week will need to be postponed and rescheduled for September.”
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Hey everyone, Mike here ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Sunday night my doctors discovered some health issues which while fully treatable, need to be addressed before going out on tour. The good news, well really it’s great news, is that I’m going to be just fine. The bad news, and I say this with much frustration, is the tour which was scheduled to start next week will need to be postponed and rescheduled for September. Subsequently, we’ll also need to postpone the album release until September 18th. We can’t be at New Orleans’ Jazzfest this April but the already announced shows from June onwards with Chris Stapleton and Zac Brown Band will go on as planned. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you bought tickets to any of our headline shows, they will still be good for the rescheduled dates which are listed below. If you are unable to make the new date, you can obtain a refund at your point of purchase and we hope to see you another time soon. I know that many of you made plans to travel to the upcoming shows and I’m so sorry that those plans have been upended. However, health is the most important thing and I want to bring you the best show possible. I truly appreciate everyone’s understanding. The Knobs and I are eagerly looking forward to seeing you and sharing more music with you, just a bit later than we had hoped. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ With love, Mike ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ SEPTEMBER: 9 – The Orpheum, Tampa 11+12 – High Dive, Gainesville 14 – Brooklyn Bowl, Nashville 17 – World Café Live, Philadelphia 22 – Birchmere Music Hall, Alexandria 24 – Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn 26 – Tupelo Music Hall, Derry 27 – The Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield 30 – Brighton Music Hall, Allston ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ OCTOBER: 1 – Brighton Music Hall, Allston 4+5 – Hi-Fi, Indianapolis 7 – Fine Line Music Hall, Minneapolis 9 – Park West, Chicago 21+22 – The Independent, San Francisco 25+26– Troubadour, Los Angeles 29 – Fox Theatre, Boulder 30 – Bluebird Theater, Denver ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ NOVEMBER: 1 – Blue Light, Dallas 2+4– Antone’s, Austin 6 – Warehouse Live Studio, Houston 7 – One Eyed Jacks, New Orleans
The rocking guitarist and songwriter went on to say that he would not be performing at the New Orleans Jazz Festival in April but the dates with Chris Stapleton and Zac Brown Band would go ahead as planned.
Wreckless Abandon, Campbell’s debut studio album with the Dirty Knobs will also be pushed to a Sept. 18 release date
Although The Dirty Knobs band was formed about 15 years ago. Wreckless Abandon is the first album they will take on tour,” Campbell explained in a January press release announcing the LP.
“Over the years, the Knobs became an outlet for me to play some of the other songs I was writing and to keep the creative juices flowing in between working on albums and tours with Tom [Petty] and the Heartbreakers.”
Campbell co-wrote many of the Heartbreakers hits with frontman Petty, including ‘Runnin’ Down a Dream,” “Refugee” and “Here Comes My Girl.”
The guitarist’s long list includes collaborations with Don Henley, Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond, Bob Seger, Randy Newman and Stevie Nicks.
Back in 2018, Campbell, along with Crowded House’s Neil Finn, joined Fleetwood Mac, ostensibly replacing dismissed band member Lindsey Buckingham.