Boz Scaggs Adds to 2019 Tour, After Health Issues

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Boz Scaggs via his website

Great news: Ten days after saying that he was postponing the current leg of his Out of the Blues tour due to undisclosed health reasons, singer, songwriter and guitarist Boz Scaggs announced on July 2 that he is “feeling great” and rescheduled the concerts. The tour began August 11 and he has since added dates through November. (See the updated itinerary below.)

On June 22 Scaggs postponed the June and July dates. At the time, the beloved noted: “I am going to follow doctors orders so I can get back out on the road as soon as possible.”

Scaggs has dozens of 2019 concerts in support of his album, Out of the Blues, released July 27, 2018, via Concord Records. The album was produced by Scaggs and includes vintage classics and originals.

Here’s the complete original June 22 post from Scaggs’ Facebook page:

It is with deep regret that we announce the postponement of the current leg of Boz’s Out Of The Blues Tour due to health reasons. Boz has been advised by his doctors that he cannot tour at this time. With some rest he is expected to make a full and swift recovery.
“I am so sorry to have to miss these shows,” the announcement quoted Scaggs. “Playing for you all is my greatest joy. I hate to disappoint you. I am going to follow doctors orders so I can get back out on the road as soon as possible. Looking forward to seeing you all then.”
The post continued: This announcement effects our tour dates from June 21st through July 9th. We are already working on rescheduling as many shows as we can and we will get back to you all as quickly as we can. Ticket buyers who would like to request a refund to a show affected by this announcement can do so at your original point of purchase. We apologize to all the fans for this inconvenience.
It closed: Thank you all for your concern and understanding. With a little time to heal, Boz will be back.

Watch him perform a favorite on August 16

After gaining fame in the 1960s as a guitarist and one-time lead singer with the Steve Miller Band, Scaggs earned six solo Top 20 hit singles from 1976 – 1980, including “Lowdown” and “Lido Shuffle” from the critically acclaimed Silk Degrees. That album reached number two in the U.S. and #1 in many other countries, leading to a sold-out world tour. Although he spent much of the ’80s in retirement, operating San Francisco nightclub Slim’s, he made his comeback in 1988 with the record Other Roads. Since 2010, Scaggs has occasionally been performing with supergroup The Dukes of September alongside Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen and Michael McDonald.

Scaggs turned 75 on June 8 of this year.

Out of the Blues follows 2015’s A Fool to Care and 2013’s Memphis. The album features performances by guitarists Doyle Bramhall II, Ray Parker Jr. and Charlie Sexton, bassist Willie Weeks, drummer Jim Keltner and keyboardist Jim Cox, as well as longtime friend Jack Walroth on guitar, harmonica and percussion.

Listen to “Rock and Stick” from Out of the Blues

Related: See where we ranked Scaggs in our list of the 12 finest male blue-eyed soul singers

Boz Scaggs 2019 Tour (Tickets are available here and here)

Aug 28 – El Paso, TX – Plaza Theatre PAC
Aug 30 – San Antonio, TX – Tobin Center for the Perf. Arts
Aug 31 – Beaumont, TX – Julie Rogers Theatre
Sep 01 – Bedford, TX – Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival
Sep 04 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
Sep 05 – Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theatre
Sep 07 – Biloxi, MS – IP Casino Resort and Spa
Sep 08 – Montgomery, AL – Montgomery PAC
Sep 10 – Lawrence, KS – Lied Center of Kansas
Sep 12 – Greeley, CO – Union Colony Civic Center
Sep 14 – Telluride, CO – Telluride Town Park
Sep 15 – Salt Lake City, UT – Red Butte Garden
Sep 16 – Boulder, CO – Chautauqua Auditorium
Sep 18 – Steamboat Springs, CO – Strings Music Pavilion
Sep 19 – Cheyenne, WV – Cheyenne Civic Center
Sep 20 – Boise, ID – Morrison Center for the Perf. Arts
Sep 21 – Stateline, NV – MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa
Sep 22 – Napa, CA – Uptown Theatre

Oct 26 – Springfield, IL – UIS Perf. Arts Center
Oct 29 – Canton, OH – Palace Theater
Oct 30 – Cincinnati, OH – Taft Theatre
Nov 01 – Hanover, MD – Live! Event Center*
Nov 03 – Verona, NY – Turning Stone Resort Casino
Nov 04 – Albany, NY – The Egg
Nov 06 – Ridgefield, CT – Ridgefield Playhouse*
Nov 07 – Northampton, MA – Calvin Theater*
Nov 09 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom*
Nov 15 – Lincoln, RI – Twin River Casino*
Nov 16 – Ocean City, NJ – Ocean City Music Pier*
Nov 18 – Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Theatre*
Nov 19 – Easton, PA – State Theatre Center for the Arts*
Nov 22 – Battle Creek, MI – Firekeepers Casino
Nov 23 – Carmel, IN – Center For the Perf. Arts
Nov 24 – Des Moines, IA – Hoyt Sherman Place*

*Rescheduled dates

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  1. Sharon
    #1 Sharon 12 June, 2018, 10:02

    Last night in Charlotte! You still got it, Boz! We coulda listened all night but have you on in the car on the way home. Also saw you twice in Phoenix. Thanks for always giving us the blues at their best!

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  2. danny
    #2 danny 11 July, 2018, 12:29

    Saw him last night in Minneapolis. His voice was phoenomenal. And he went on and on totally engage with the audience. A brilliant performance. Can’t wait for the new album. He is so underrated.

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  3. JCB
    #3 JCB 23 June, 2019, 07:24

    Why is this legend not in the R+R Hall of Fame? He is terrific live.

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    • Paul
      Paul 28 October, 2019, 12:48

      Boz is way over the heads of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. He is one of the greatest for sure.

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  4. Lorax
    #4 Lorax 23 June, 2019, 08:35

    Nobody great comes to Michigan anymore…I would love to see Boz!!! But with my being on disability i cant afford any of their prices on tickets!!- love me some Boz Scaggs!!! N miss David Foster n friends show..too…Get well soon, Boz Scaggs!!

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  5. David
    #5 David 8 November, 2019, 00:30

    Was at the show in Lake Charles. Boz is one of the greatest singer songwriters that I have ever heard. I hope he will continue performing those wonderful songs that are so soulful. Thanks again.

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  6. Lynn
    #6 Lynn 16 November, 2019, 12:16

    Amazing show at Twin River Casino…just awesome. No Boston stop this time, so had to do some driving but it was all worth it! Love Boz! Glad you are out and about again!

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  7. Toby
    #7 Toby 16 November, 2019, 22:38

    Short but qualify performance by one of the greats. As a long time fan I wish he would have dug a little deeper into his repertoire. BTW glad he his making new stuff.

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  8. Sheila
    #8 Sheila 17 November, 2019, 16:21

    Absolutely out of this world phenomenal!

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  9. Mickster
    #9 Mickster 24 November, 2019, 23:17

    Dynamite show @ Hoyt Sherman Boz. What a band. Deep in the pocket & super tight. Thank you.
    Much Love-Michael

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