Indigo Girls drop out of Summerfest and Guster replace them just as fast
Summerfest knew it was going to be an unusual year, and sure enough that's been the case. Yesterday the festival announced its latest last-minute cancellation: Indigo Girls dropped out of their planned show tomorrow night after a case of Covid-19 among their touring team.
It is with heavy hearts that we announce that out of an abundance of caution and concern for the safety of the band, crew, and most importantly our fans, our Friday, September 3rd performance in Milwaukee, WI at Summerfest has been cancelled. pic.twitter.com/UVRxJFlLvn— Indigo Girls (@Indigo_Girls) September 1, 2021
Summerfest was quick to enact a contingency plan, though. The festival announced that the alternative band Guster will replace Indigo Girls instead at the Johnson Controls World Sound Stage at 8 p.m. on Friday.
"Live music is constantly in flux," Guster tweeted, and indeed that's been the case for Summerfest. Earlier The Pixies dropped out of the festival after cancelling their tour, and were later replaced on the lineup by Flaming Lips. Modern English has also cancelled their tour, which included a Summerfest stop. And KISS just announced it has postponed its concerts, including a stop at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater, after Gene Simmons contracted Covid-19.