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Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Albert Lee cancel Milwaukee New Year's Eve shows

Two artists today announced they have canceled their New Year's Eve concerts in Milwaukee.

Horseshoes & Hand Grenades' Dec. 31, 2021 concert at the Pabst Theater has been rescheduled for next New Year's Eve, Dec. 31, 2022, at Turner Hall Ballroom. Tickets for the canceled concert will be honored at next year's rescheduled date. "Ticketholders should email by Jan. 31 if the new show date does not work for their schedule," according to the Pabst Theater Group.

"We're heartbroken to announce that our NYE show at the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee, WI has been rescheduled," the band wrote in a statement. "We've got a sick band member and we've been feeling increasingly concerned about doing the show all week. We're so grateful to get to play music for you all. Days and moments like this are pretty uncomfortable to swallow. We wish you all good health and joy this holiday season, despite the challenges we're all facing right now across the globe."

Horseshoes & Hand Grenades | Courtesy Pabst Theater

Blues veteran Albert Lee's New Year's Eve concert at Anodyne Coffee has also been postponed. No new date has been announced, but ticket holders can either use their tickets at the future date or have their tickets refunded.

Cactus Club's New Year's Eve event, which was to feature bands and DJs, has also been canceled. Last week the venue announced that it was temporarily closing amid the surge of Covid-19 cases in Milwaukee.

Some restaurants are closing, as well. Odd Duck will remain closed through Jan. 5, while Beans & Barley will be closed to in-door dining through Jan. 5.

City health officials have stressed that Covid-19 vaccines and boosters offer the best protection against the virus. For more information on the vaccines, you can visit Radio Milwaukee’s vaccine resource guide.