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Stevie Nicks cancels festival dates amid rising Covid-19 cases

Stevie Nicks has cancelled her forthcoming appearances at various festivals citing caution over rising Covid-19 cases as the reason. 

The Fleetwood Mac star was set to play headline slots at this year’s Austin City Limits, Jazz Aspen Festival and Bottle Rock Napa Valley; all of which she has now pulled out of. 

In a statement, Nicks announced: “These are challenging times with challenging decisions that have to be made. I want everyone to be safe and healthy, and the rising COVID cases should be of concern to all of us.”

Adding: “While I’m vaccinated, at my age, I am still being extremely cautious and for that reason have decided to skip the five performances I had planned for 2021. Because singing and performing have been my whole life, my primary goal is to keep healthy so I can continue singing for the next decade or longer.” 

Before signing off: “I’m devastated and I know the fans are disappointed, but we will look toward a brighter 2022.”

At 73 years old, it would appear that the singer is operating with caution, but as her message suggests, hopefully, she will be back on the road in 2022 and able to headline the rescheduled New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival once the situation improves. 

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