Fruit Bats Cancel October 2021 Tour Dates

Fruit Bats canceled their upcoming October tour dates due to COVID-19. The canceled dates include Eric D. Johnson and his band’s concerts in Arizona and California.

The shows Fruit Bats had on the itinerary in October include one Arizona play in Phoenix alongside seven Califonia dates in San Diego, Palm Springs, Pioneertown, San Rafael, Sonoma, Big Sur and San Luis Obispo. Johnson took to social media to begrudgingly announce the cancelation — he’s never axed a show in 25 years of performing — but also stated that most if not all of the shows would be rescheduled.

Read a note from Eric below:

Folks, I hate to type this, but we’ve decided to cancel the Fruit Bats shows in October. All of the venues and promoters took excellent steps to create a safe environment and we’re very thankful for that. That said, those two long weekends (in indoor, mostly intimate venues) were originally intended to be a fun “kick the dust off” series of carefree shows, but things are not feeling so free of care these days.

In a quarter century (!!) of playing shows, I have never cancelled a single gig. This includes a weeklong bout with laryngitis in Europe which reduced my voice to a squeak, a tour where I sprained my strumming wrist, countless drives through blizzards and storms, and of course many nights playing to just the bartender. What I’m saying is that this is a HUGE deal for me to make this decision… but I think it’s for the best.

Some (most? most likely all??) of these shows will be rescheduled, and we’ll share that info as soon as we can. If you don’t see your town on the list of reschedule dates, please contact the venue for a refund.

Looking very forward to seeing you in the spring. Love and appreciate you all so much