Last week Minneapolis-based soul singer, Sonny Knight, went to The Mayo Clinic to learn if the chemotherapy he started in March has been effective in treating cancer located in his lung, ribs, and spine. Thankfully, test results showed the cancer has shrunk. Because the treatment is working, Knight will continue receiving it. While this is great news in his fight against cancer, the 69-year old retired truck driver and his band are canceling all of the concerts on their books, almost 40 dates nationwide. In March the band was forced to cancel their tour dates through May, but it has become clear that Knight needs to take more time to get well before he will be road-ready. Because of the unpredictable nature of his treatment, they’ve decided to cancel everything and start booking again once Knight reaches sustained wellness.
Sonny had this to say, “I feel really bad about canceling my tour dates. I hate letting people down, but I need to take the time to fight this battle. My joy lies in music, and just because I’m not on stage doesn’t mean I won’t be creating music behind closed doors. My best work is still ahead of me. This is just a bump in the road. Thanks to everyone for all the love, support, and patience.”
The entire RiverSong committee and fans want to wish Sonny the very best with his treatment, and we hope we can welcome him to Hutchinson next summer to play at RiverSong 2018.