The legendary guitarist of The Eagles, Joe Walsh posted a statement on his Instagram account to announce that his live performance in honor of the Veterans Day had to be canceled.
As you might know, The Eagles guitarist and songwriter Joe Walsh founded the non-profit organization named ‘VetsAid‘ in 2017. The aim of the platform raising funds as well as awareness for the needs of the returning soldiers. As a part of VetsAid, Joe Walsh also organizes a benefit music festival in honor of Veterans Day.
The VetsAid 2020 concerts were planned to take place on November 10th in Houston, Texas. The line up of the event was announced last year, which was going to be featuring ZZ Top, Joe Walsh, Brad Paisley, and many more. However, due to the global spread of coronavirus, the future of the event was in question.
Recently on Instagram, Joe Walsh posted an announcement about the upcoming event of his organization VetsAid. According to Joe’s statement, the live performances planned for the Veterans Day Weekend had to be canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Instead, they would plan a virtual event to honor the veterans on this special day. Walsh also mentioned the dates of the virtual performances will be available on the VetsAid Instagram account soon.
Additionally, Joe revealed he had lost a close friend by Covid-19 recently and urged his fans to be extremely careful about protecting themselves and their loved ones.
Here’s what Joe Walsh stated on his recent announcement:
“Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant national health crisis, I am sad to announce that VetsAid 2020 will not be moving forward as a live and in person event this Veterans Day weekend. We had hoped to bring our traveling circus to the Midwest this year but will look forward to doing so in 2021 when, hopefully, the virus is under control and live music can be enjoyed safely and responsibly.
However, we will soon be announcing a special VetsAid virtual event this holiday season that our fans can enjoy from the safety and comfort of their homes. This will once again serve as a fundraiser to pool vital monies for veterans services around the country so I hope you will join us.
I have been personally affected by this virus. A close friend of mine was taken suddenly, unexpectedly and far too young by COVID-19. I ask you all to please wash your hands, to socially distance and, for the sake of your friends, family, and fellow Americans, to wear a mask when you leave the house. We’re all in this together.
God bless America and all of our veterans out there tonight. — Joe”
You can see the post Joe Walsh posted on his official Instagram account below.