Sonny Knight And The Lakers Cancel All Tour Dates as Knight Continues Cancer Treatment

Apr 2017
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Last week Minneapolis-based soul singer, Sonny Knight, went to The Mayo Clinic to learn if the chemotherapy he started in March has been effective in treating cancer located in his lung, ribs, and spine.  Thankfully, test results showed the cancer has shrunk.  Because the treatment is working, Knight will continue receiving it.  While this is great news in his fight against cancer, the 69-year old retired truck driver and his band are canceling all of the concerts on their books, almost 40 dates nationwide.  In March the band was forced to cancel their tour dates through May, but it has become clear that Knight needs to take more time to get well before he will be road-ready.  Because of the unpredictable nature of his treatment, they’ve decided to cancel everything and start booking again once Knight reaches sustained wellness.
 
Sonny had this to say, “I feel really bad about canceling my tour dates.  I hate letting people down, but I need to take the time to fight this battle. My joy lies in music, and just because I’m not on stage doesn’t mean I won’t be creating music behind closed doors.  My best work is still ahead of me.  This is just a bump in the road.  Thanks to everyone for all the love, support, and patience.”

Sonny Knight Battles Cancer, April and May Tour Dates Cancelled

Mar 2017

Sonny Knight and the Lakers

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

Free concert Tix and LPs/CDs!

Dec 2016

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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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