Huey Lewis and The News Cancel Florida Show, Cite Medical Issues Huey Lewis and The News Cancel Florida Show, Cite Medical Issues
Rockers Huey Lewis and the News have a slew of concert dates coming up, but due to medical issues, they were forced to cancel... Huey Lewis and The News Cancel Florida Show, Cite Medical Issues

Rockers Huey Lewis and the News have a slew of concert dates coming up, but due to medical issues, they were forced to cancel their St. Augustine show in Florida this April.

The band was set to play the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on April 22 with support from Richard Marx. According to Florida’s First Coast News, Lewis released the following statement on Tuesday:

“I’m so sorry to have canceled shows in one of my favorite places. I’m going through some medical problems at the moment which forbid me from performing, but I’m confident that I will be okay and back on the road soon. Thank you for understanding, and I promise to make it up to you soon.”

Tickets purchased through Ticketmaster will be refunded immediately. Although the band had not made a statement, their show in Hollywood, Florida on April 20 at The Hard Rock Event Center is cancelled as well, according to LiveNation and Ticketmaster’s sites.

This isn’t the first time Lewis has cancelled a show; the 67-year-old couldn’t make it to their scheduled show at Seaworld Seven Seas Food Festival this past February.

“To our fans in Orlando,” Lewis said in a Facebook post. “We are so sorry we have had to cancel our appearance at SeaWorld this coming weekend. We were looking forward to seeing you there, but Huey is unwell, and under doctor’s orders he cannot perform. We are sorry to disappoint our fans, and will try to reschedule as soon as possible.”

Huey Lewis and the News are best-known for the ’80s hit tune, “The Power of Love.” However, they’re still keeping up the rock star lifestyle, with multiple upcoming shows. If Lewis’s health improves, the band is set to play next in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the River Spirit Casino Resort in May. Check out the full list of upcoming gigs below.

Huey Lewis and the News – 1984. Photo by Sipa Press/Rex Features

Huey Lewis and the News Upcoming Concert Dates

May 10 — Tulsa, OK @ River Spirit Casino Resort
May 11 — Durant, OK @ Chocktaw Casinos & Resorts
May 12 — Austin, TX @ Nutty Brown Amphitheatre
May 26 — Pala, CA @ Pala Casino Spa and Resort
May 27 — Avila Beach, CA @ Avila Beach Blues Festival
June 22 — Joliet, IL @ Joliet Memorial Stadium
June 23 — Lawrenceburg, IN @ The Lawrenceburg Event Center
June 24 — Alton, IL @ Alton Amphitheater
June 26 — Huber Heights, OH @ The Rose Music Center at The Heights
June 30 — Verona, NY @ Turning Stone Resort Casino
July 7 — Greenville, WI @ Greenville Lion’s Park
July 13 — Chautauqua, NY @ The Amphitheater at Chautauqua Institution
July 15 —  Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
August 4 — West Allis, WI @ Wisconsin State Fair
October 20 — Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena

Olivia Perreault Deputy Editor

Olivia Perreault is the Deputy Editor for TicketNews. She is a graduate of The University of Rhode Island and holds a BA in journalism. As an avid concert junkie, she's been to hundreds of concerts and freelances for multiple online publications, including her music blog, found at OliviaGPerreault.com. Reach Olivia via email at [email protected]