Sonny Knight Battles Cancer
The 68-year-old singer and his band, The Lakers, must cancel April and May tour dates while he undergoes chemotherapy.
In January Sonny Knight And The Lakers canceled a performance scheduled to take place at The Chalberg Theatre in the northern Minnesota city of Brainerd. The cancellation was to clear Sonny’s schedule for the biopsy of a nodule on his left lung. His doctors have determined that the nodule is cancer, which is also located in part of his rib cage and shoulder. It is believed that the cancer started in his shoulder, where he received pain mitigation treatment many times over the last two years. Now Knight and company will cancel all performance engagements through the month of May so he may undergo and recover from chemotherapy. They will resume touring in June.
“The last four years of being a part of the lakers have been the best years of my life. It’s incredible all the people that have come out and given us so much love and support. I’m canceling my shows because I want to give them the best that I’ve got, and right now the chemo won’t let me do that. After my treatment, I’ll be back to give that love back to the people. Just know I’m not done. We gotta keep on moving. That’s all I want to do is keep on moving.” -Sonny Knight
Sonny Knight Giveaway
Sonny and the boys will be at The Dakota tomorrow (12/16) and Saturday (12/17) at 7pm and 9pm both nights. We’re giving away 2 tickets to the Sat 9pm show. The winner will also receive a signed copy of each of Sonny’s albums on either CD or LP (winner’s choice). All you need to do to enter is post the hashtag #SonnyAtTheDakota on Facebook and/or Twitter. Well pick a winner at 1pm today (12/15).
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Many thanks to Seattle based KEXP for featuring a track off the new Sonny Knight album as today’s (Dec 8, 2016) Song of the Day! You can download “It Had To Change” for free from KEXP now!
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Secret Stash Records
Sonny Knight And The Lakers’ “Sooner or Later” hits stores November 18. We still have a few limited edition LPs left. Hop over to our web store to reserve yours now.
Black Market Brass “Cheat And Start A Fight” hits stores December 2. We will be announcing pre-orders for that very soon.