Joan Jett and Blackhearts postpone two NJ shows and others due to COVID surge



Joan Jett & the Blackhearts announced today that all of their 2021 shows after Sept. 28 — including ones scheduled for the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, Oct. 29, and the Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank, Oct. 30 — will be postponed because of the ongoing pandemic.

The new dates are not yet available.

In a message signed by the band on their Facebook page, they wrote:

It’s been a thrill to be back on tour recently. We all missed being on the road, playing for the fans and playing together again. The continuing surge of COVID cases due to the Delta variant should be of concern to all of us. While we are fully vaccinated, we are still being extremely cautious to protect our fans, our crew and everyone else that work so hard to put on our shows. For that reason, we have decided to postpone the remaining performances that were planned for 2021. … We’re disappointed to have to take this step but we feel it is necessary to protect the health of everyone.

There is nothing currently on their 2022 schedule until June.

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