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Don Williams Cancels Tour Dates After ‘Unexpected’ Surgery

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Don Williams has been forced to postpone his entire upcoming North American tour after undergoing unexpected hip replacement surgery.

Williams’ 2016 tour was slated to kick off Feb. 17 and visit 21 cities across America before winding up in Michigan on April 16. In a press release Tuesday (Feb. 2), his publicist announced the tour has been postponed, writing, “Ticket buyers are encouraged to contact local venues and authorized ticketing platforms regarding refunds.”

The 76-year-old entertainer is a multiple ACM and CMA award winner, and a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. He earned the nickname “the Gentle Giant” due to his height and soft-spoken presence, as well as his calming songs including “Lord I Hope This Day Is Good,” “Good Ole Boys Like Me,” “Back in My Younger Days,” “You’re My Best Friend” and “Some Broken Hearts Never Mend.”

Williams released his most recent album, Reflections, in 2014. The project includes songs from Merle Haggard, Townes Van Zandt and Jesse Winchester. He still tours actively. No projected makeup dates have yet been announced for his postponed 2016 shows. Take a look at all of the affected cities and dates below.

Don Williams’ Postponed 2016 Tour Dates:

Feb. 17 — Jacksonville, Fla. @ Florida Theatre
Feb. 18 — Pensacola, Fla. @ Pensacola Saenger Theatre
Feb. 19 — Chattanooga, Tenn. @ Tivoli Theatre
Feb. 20 — Knoxville, Tenn. @ Tennessee Theatre
Feb. 23 — Rocky Mount, Va. @ Harvester Performance Center
Feb. 24 — Hopewell, Va. @ Beacon Theatre
Feb. 25 — Prestonburg, Ky. @ Mountain Arts Center
Feb. 26 — Greenvville, S.C. @ Peace Concert Hall
Feb. 27 — Birmingham, Ala. @ Lyric Fine Arts Theatre
March 10 — Tulsa, Okla. @ Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
March 11 — Fayetteville, Ark. @ Walton Arts Center
March 12 — Baton Rouge, La. @ Baton Rouge River Center Theater
March 15 — Midwest City, Okla. @ Hudiburg Center at Rose State College
March 16 — Springfield, Mo. @ Gillioz Theatre
March 18 — Lake Charles, La. @ Golden Nugget Casino Grant Event Center
March 19 — Biloxi, Miss. @ IP Casino Resort Studio A
April 6 — Lancaster, Pa. @ American Music Theater
April 8-9 — Renfro Valley, Ky. @ Renfro Valley Entertainment Center
April 12 — Lawrence, Kan. @ Liberty Hall
April 14 — St. Charles, Kan. @ Arcada Theatre
April 16 — Manistee, Mich. @ Little River Casino Resort

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