Stevie Nicks has scrapped her upcoming festival appearances due to the ongoing spread of the Delta variant. Nicks told Rolling Stone: “These are challenging times with challenging decisions that have to be made. I want everyone to be safe and healthy, and the rising Covid-19 cases should be of concern to all of us. While I’m vaccinated, at my age, I am still being extremely cautious and for that reason have decided to skip the five performances I had planned for 2021.”
She went on to say, “Because singing and performing have been my whole life, my primary goal is to keep healthy so I can continue singing for the next decade or longer. I’m devastated and I know the fans are disappointed, but we will look toward a brighter 2022.”
Stevie Nicks was slated to appear at next month’s Jazz Aspen Festival and BottleRock Napa Valley, both weekends at Austin City Limits, and next spring’s New Orleans Jazz Fest.