July Talk postpones tour dates after crew member tests positive for COVID-19


Published December 15, 2021 at 1:20 pm

TORONTO — Rock band July Talk says several upcoming Canadian concert dates have been postponed after a member of their touring crew tested positive for COVID-19.

The Toronto act outlined the details on social media saying shows in Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and Victoria would all be pulled from the calendar.

They made the announcement Tuesday as a planned stop in Winnipeg that evening was also scrapped.

The sudden changes come as COVID-19 cases spike across the country, with experts predicting new infections to escalate further due to the more transmissible Omicron variant.

July Talk was in the midst of its Live at Last tour which had already rolled through Quebec and Ontario in recent weeks.

The band says rescheduled concerts are being planned and tickets for the original shows will be honoured on the new dates.

July Talk isn’t the first Canadian act to see their late 2021 tour halted by COVID-19. Earlier this month, City and Colour’s Dallas Green said he was forced to postpone his Canadian dates after he tested positive for the virus.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 15, 2021.

David Friend, The Canadian Press

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