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Lucy Dacus postpones first four dates of UK tour due to positive COVID test

The singer-songwriter will now kick off the tour in Bristol on March 24

By Joe Goggins

Lucy Dacus press shot, 2022
Dacus is bringing last year's 'Home Video' to the UK. (Photo: Erin Soorenko)

Lucy Dacus has been forced to postpone the first four shows of her UK tour.

The acclaimed singer-songwriter, who comprises one-third of the supergroup boygenius alongside Julien Baker and Phoebe Bridgers, tested positive for COVID-19 shortly before she was due to leave for the UK to kick off an extensive European tour.

Two nights at Leeds’ Brudenell Social Club (March 18 & 19), as well as a Glasgow show at St. Luke’s (March 20) and a Manchester appearance at Gorilla (March 23) have now been put on hold, with new dates expected imminently. The tour will instead begin in Bristol on March 24, with additional gigs in London, Brighton and at the BBC 6 Music Festival in Cardiff unaffected.

“We are sad to announce that Lucy tested positive for COVID right before leaving for tour in the UK and Europe,” read a statement posted to DacusTwitter account this evening (March 16). “She is doing well however out of an abundance of caution and care for the rest of her band, crew and fans, we are postponing the first few shows of the tour in Leeds, Glasgow, Dublin and Manchester.”

“These shows will be rescheduled quickly (more on that soon) and the tour will begin as planned in Bristol, UK on March 24th,” the statement continued. “Lucy’s really looking forward to her arrival in the UK and Europe, and playing for you all. Thanks for your care and support, and she will see you soon!”

It was not clear whether Dacus planned to reschedule the shows for dates during this trip to Europe; the tour is currently scheduled to finish in Paris on April 15. Alternatively, she could rearrange the gigs for late summer, when she returns to the UK for previously announced appearances at End of the Road Festival and London’s All Points East.

Dacus is touring in support of her third studio album, ‘Home Video’, which met with rave reviews upon release in June of last year. All three members of boygenius have UK plans for 2022, with Baker bringing ‘Little Oblivions’ to the road in May and Bridgers having sold out a huge tour in July, with four nights at London’s Brixton Academy in the diary.