John Williamson Cancels Tamworth Country Music Festival Show Due To Injury

18 January 2024 | 8:57 am | Mary Varvaris

"The surgeon said no guitar playing for probably four weeks."

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Australian country music icon John Williamson has cancelled his appearance at Tamworth Town Hall (as part of the Tamworth Country Music Festival) and postponed other tour dates due to an accident on his property that led to the injury.

As you can see in the image above, Williamson’s left hand is wrapped up following surgery. His Tamworth Town Hall concert was due to take place on Friday, 26 January.

He revealed in a statement, “Well, after 40 years of messing around with rocks at Willowshed, Springbook, one finally got me on the left hand. It ripped the skin badly and needed surgery yesterday (Tuesday, 16th January) to repair muscle and nerve damage and stitch it up again.

“The surgeon said no guitar playing for probably four weeks. I apologise to everyone who was looking forward to my Tamworth concert and the three at Redland, Ipswich and Toowoomba. I’m still planning to get to Tamworth for the Golden Guitar Awards and the opportunity to catch up with mates. I will see you around and about there.”

Williamson will return to the Tamworth Country Music Festival in 2025.

The John Williamson team notes that the shows at the Redland Performing Arts Centre on Thursday, 1 February, Ipswich Civic Centre on Friday, 2 February, and Empire Theatre Toowoomba on Saturday, 3 February, will be rescheduled as soon as possible. Ticketholders are advised to hold on to their tickets until the new dates are announced.

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We wish John Williamson a smooth and speedy recovery.

On Saturday, 4 May, John Williamson will join Lee Kernaghan, Kasey Chambers, Brooke McClymont & Adam Eckersley and more at the Lighthouse Country festival, held at Burnett Heads, QLD.

The one-day, family-friendly festival supports the Sea Turtle Alliance, Great Barrier Reef Legacy and RACQ LifeFlight.

John Williamson’s next tour dates commence this March, with the True Blue singer also touring throughout April. Shows are also booked in June, July, October, November, and December. You can find his touring schedule on his website.

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