The June 25 Ravinia debut of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings and The James Hunter Six been canceled, and no replacement concert will be planned for that night. Jones has postponed her entire tour and recording project after being diagnosed with cancer. She released this statement:
“Over the last few weeks I haven’t felt good and I didn’t know what was going on. We sadly had to cancel shows while I went through a series of tests and short hospital stays. We just found out that I have a stage-one tumor on my bile duct. Luckily we caught it really early and fast and the doctors say it’s operable and curable! I will be having surgery very soon and will have to rest and recover. I’ll be staying in touch and keeping my fans and friends updated on my progress. I’m looking forward to getting back on the road to give the people what they want!"
Refunds will automatically be applied to credit cards used to purchase tickets to this performance, and ticket-buyers need do nothing more. Those who did not use credit cards can seek refunds or exchanges through Ravinia’s Box Office at 847-266-5100.