Walk the Moon cancel upcoming summer tour

Walk the Moon’s summer was supposed to be packed with a lengthy tour, but now, some unforeseen circumstances has cancelled the trek. On Friday (April 15), the band took to Facebook to announce that their summer “Work This Body” tour has been cancelled. While some fans might be heartbroken about the cancellation, the band’s reasoning is one that can be understood. In the Facebook statement, the band reveals that frontman Nick Petricca’s father has been suffering from early-onset Alzheimer’s for sometime.

At the time of the “Work This Body” tour  announcement back in February, the issue was not as severe, but as time passed on, it was evident that Petricca needed to be home with his family. Instead of cancelling all their upcoming engagements, the band has confirmed that they will play their shows in May which includes West Palm Beach’s annual SunFest. As for their July and August shows, the group has revealed that tickets will be refunded. Walk the Moon’s complete statement about the cancellation can be read below.

“Friends,

We are deeply sorry to say that due to a serious illness in Nick’s family, we must cancel this summer’s Work This Body Tour. For many years now, Nick’s dad has been suffering from Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease. Unfortunately, it’s reached a point where he needs to come home and focus on his family for a while. Out of respect for the immediate commitments we’ve made, we will play out the rest of our shoes in May- after that, we will be taking a break from the road. All tickets to our headline shows in July + August will be refunded. With a heavy heart we send our gratitude out to our team, out industry friends, and most importantly our fans for their understanding and support. Through this time, it continues to be our dream and our mission to take the darkness in our lives and mold it into light + color. The only way out is through. <+>

Love,

WALK THE MOON”

The “Work This Body” tour was supposed to be in support of their 2014 album, Talking is Hard. Last year, the group tour extensively behind the record as well.

Walk the Moon Announce ‘Work This Body’ Summer Tour

Walk the Moon rocking at the Fillmore Miami Beach

After a highly successful 2015, Walk the Moon have announced that they will once again hit the road this summer. On Monday (Feb. 1), the Ohio-based band announced that they will be embarking on a summer tour on Facebook. The tour will be titled the “Work This Body Tour,” a direct reference to their song, “Work This Body.” The tour will kick-off on May 26 at the Open Air theater in San Diego. After a huge month-and-a-half gap, the tour will then pick up on July 13 at the Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn in Indianapolis.

The tour will then wrap up a little over a month later on August 20 at the Jacobs Pavilion in Cleveland, OH. Heading out on the road alongside the electro-pop act will be Misterwives and a yet-to-be-announced supporting act. check out the complete tour schedule below.

Check out the complete list of tour dates below.

WALK THE MOON WORK THIS BODY TOUR:

5/26 – San Diego, CA @ Open Air Theatre
5/27 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
7/17 – Indianapolis, IN @ Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn @ White River State Park
7/19 – Rochester Hills, MI @ Meadow Brook
7/20 – Toronto, ON @ TD Echo Beach
7/22 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
7/23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing
7/24 – Baltimore, MD @ Pier Six Pavilion
7/25 – Charlottesville, VA @ nTelos Wireless Pavilion
7/27 – New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom*
7/29 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion^
8/02 – Portland, ME @ Thompson’s Point
8/04 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summer Stage
8/05 – Raleigh, NC @ The Red Hat Amphitheater^
8/06 – Charlotte, NC @ Uptown Amphitheatre @ the Music Factory^
8/07 – St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre
8/09 – New Orleans, LA @ Bold Sphere Music @ Champions^
8/11 – Roger, AR @ Walmart AMP^
8/12 – Lincoln, NE @ Pinewood Bowl Amphitheatre^
8/13 – St. Paul, MN @ Roy Wilkins Auditorium *^
8/14 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
8/16 – Cedar Rapids, IA @ McGraph Amphitheater
8/17 – Kansas City, MO @ CrossroadsKC
8/19 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
8/20 – Cleveland, OH @ Jacob’s Pavilion

*Support act TBA
+ w/ special guest Misterwives

All of Walk the Moon’s tours have been in support of their 2014 release, Talking is Hard. The record has spewed several hit singles including: “Different Colors”; “Work This Body” which is where the upcoming tour’s name comes from; and the history-making “Shut Up and Dance” which spent 27 consecutive weeks at number one on Billboard’s Hot Rock Song chart.

Pre-sale tickets for the tour will go on sale beginning Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 10 a.m. local time. For those unable to obtain pre-sale tickets, general ticket sales will begin on Friday, Feb. 5 at noon, local time. Last fall, the band and their “Talking is Hard Tour” stopped in South Florida.