Wilco's guitarist Nels Cline has contracted chicken pox and therefore the band have to cancel their scheduled shows for the next two weeks. Some dates have been rescheduled with Duluth, Minnesotta that was supposed to take place today (August 14) pushed back to September 4.
Those who can't make it to the Sept. 4 day can refund their tickets at the place of purchase. Meanwhile the gig in Winnipeg, Manitoba on August 15 will be rescheduled to "sometime in 2008". For the rest of the dates that come within the next two weeks, will be decided later by the management of the band.
The post on the band's site suggested that Cline is recovering but "not quite there yet". The band said, "We apologize for the inconvenience... but we're really glad Nels seems to be over the hump and hope to see you out there soon."
The Duluth and Winnipeg dates are part of the band's tour 'Sky Blue Sky' that promotes their new album of the same name.