Prepare the sodium bicarbonate baths, stock up on calamine lotion: Current Wilco guitarist Nels Cline has contracted a case of the chicken pox.
You know, that can’t really be considered fun by anyone’s definition. We bet he never thought touring as part of violinist Jenny Scheinman’s quartet would result in adult freakin’ pocks. In any event, the illness has forced Wilco to cancel its upcoming shows in Duluth, Minnesota and Winnipeg, Manitoba:
We’re sorry to report that our good friend and Wilco guitarist extraordinaire Nels Cline has recently contracted a rather nasty case of the CHICKEN POX (not sure that should be in all caps… but judging from the gruesome details in email correspondence we’ve had with NC, we’ll leave it so). He is slowly on the mend but is not quite there yet, necessitating postponment of the Duluth, Minnesota show scheduled for this Tuesday night. That date will be rescheduled for Tuesday, September 4 and all tickets for the original date will be honored. Refunds will also be available to those of you unable to attend the Sept. 4 show.