Jo Dee Messina reschedules Canadian shows to be with ailing mom
Country songstress Jo Dee Messina has postponed several late May Canadian shows, explaining that her mother's heart complications are the cause.
The Massachusetts native, who takes the stage tonight (5/17) in Renfro Valley, KY, has moved nine Canadian dates to October, beginning with an Oct. 3 performance in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, and extending through an Oct. 13 gig in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
The in-progress itinerary wraps up Saturday (5/18) in Pearl, MS, and picks back up for another leg in early June. That summer trek features 22 stops through a Sept. 28 performance in Columbus, TX.
"I wanted to write you myself and let you know, sadly we had to move those show to October," Messina said in a press release. "My mother hasn't been well. It's been a day-by-day thing. One day she's better, one day she takes two steps back. I had to be the one to make the call on whether or not we were going to keep those shows in place or move them. I didn't feel comfortable being so far away, not having the ability to get home fast, in case things made a turn for the worse."
Messina also acknowledged that the rescheduled shows will come following a new album, though no word yet on its title or exact drop date. The new collection will mark her first full-length release since 2005's "Delicious Surprise."
17 - Renfro Valley, KY - New Barn Theater
18 - Pearl, MS - Pearl Day 2013
7 - Nashville, TN - Chevrolet Riverfront Stage
8 - Newport, AR - Portfest
9 - Brentwood, TN - 2013 Fan Club Party
14 - Marinette, WI - Porterfield Country Music Festival
15 - Karlstad, MN - Kick'n Up Kountry Music Festival
22 - Durant, OK - Choctaw Resort Casino
29 - Webster, MA - Indian Ranch
13 - The Woodlands, TX - Dosey Doe
20 - Bay St. Louis, MS - Hollywood Casino
26 - Pickerington, OH - Violet Festival
27 - Alexander City, AL - Alexander City Sportsplex
2 - Neligh, NE - Antelope County Fair
7 - Copiague, NY - Tanner Park
9 - Le Roy, NY - Jam at the Ridge
10 - Point Pleasant, WV - Mason County Fair
11 - Hershey, PA - Music Box Theatre at Hersheypark
17 - Pecatonica, IL - Winnebago County Fairgrounds
24 - Viroqua, WI - Vernon County Fairgrounds
1 - Clarksburg, WV - The West Virginia Italian Heritage
7 - Marion, OH - Marion Popcorn Festival
21 - Bakersfield, CA - Kern County Fairgrounds
28 - Columbus, TX - Colorado County Fair
3 - North Battleford, Saskatchewan - Golden Eagle Casino
4 - Swift Current, Saskatchewan - Living Sky Casino
5 - Yorkton, Saskatchewan - Painted Hand Casino
6 - Melfort, Saskatchewan - CJVR Performing Arts Theatre
8 - Grand Prairie, Alberta - Spurs Cookhouse & Dancehall
10 - Edmonton, Alberta - Cook County Saloon
11 - Whitecourt, Alberta - Eagle River Casino
12 - Regina, Saskatchewan - Casino Regina Show Lounge
13 - Winnipeg, Manitoba - McPhillips Station Casino