Jake Owen Reschedules Concert Dates Following Surgery for Broken Collarbone
Jake Owen is making good on his January concert commitments, though they've been pushed back until April. The singer was forced to postpone several shows after a recent snowboarding accident that left him with a broken collarbone and will undergo surgery Tuesday (Jan. 17).
Owen moved his sold out shows at Joe's Bar in Chicago, Ill. from Jan. 18 and 19 to April 18 and 19. His other January shows at the Island Resort and Casino in Harris, Mich. have been moved to April 20 and 21, according to a press release.
The 'Barefoot Blue Jean Night' singer was snowboarding in Crested Butte, Colo. during the annual BMI Songwriter's Festival when he hit a 17-inch ice block, causing him to take a hard fall that broke his collarbone. Thankfully, Owen's doctors say that he is expected to make a full recovery.
Following the surgery, Owen will enter rehab to work on rebuilding his strength, and his success there will determine how soon he can hit the road. "I’m so bummed that I have to postpone some shows but I promise you this ... I’ll be back out on the road as soon as possible," Owen said. "I probably won’t be able to hold a guitar for a while but I can still perform."
Here's hoping Owen is better by the summer, as he's slated to tour with Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw on their co-headlining Brothers of the Sun Tour. The road show is set to kick off on June 2 in Tampa, Fla. Click here for a complete list of dates where that tour will be stopping.