Wilco Cancel Canadian Date(s), Nels Cline Battles Chicken Pox

Wilco Cancel Canadian Date(s), Nels Cline Battles Chicken Pox
Attention Wilco fans in Winnipeg: guitarist Nels Cline has the Chicken Pox, which now forces the band to cancel Wednesday night's show in Winnipeg at the Burton Cummings Theatre. The band promise they will make it up to 'Peggers some time this year with a rescheduled date.

As for the remaining Canadian dates in Calgary on August 17, Edmonton on the 18 and Vancouver on the 20, nothing has been decided yet, so stay tuned.

Here is the official word from WilcoWorld.net:

"We're sorry to report that our good friend and Wilco guitarist extraordinaire Nels Cline has recently contracted a rather nasty case of the CHICKEN POX (not sure that should be in all caps... but judging from the gruesome details in email correspondence we've had with NC, we'll leave it so). He is slowly on the mend but is not quite there yet, necessitating postponment of the Duluth, Minnesota show scheduled for this Tuesday night. That date will be rescheduled for Tuesday, September 4 and all tickets for the original date will be honored. Refunds will also be available to those of you unable to attend the Sept. 4 show.

The show scheduled for this Wednesday in Winnipeg, Manitoba has also been cancelled, and will be rescheduled for some time in 2008. Refunds will be available at point of purchase. We will post more details as they become available.

We apologize for the inconvenience... but we're really glad Nels seems to be over the hump and hope to see you out there soon.

the Wilco HQ staff"

Wilco "What Light"