Aug. 17 — Pop Evil’s “Versatile Tour” has been temporarily suspended.
The announcement was made Tuesday through a news release. It comes after front man Leigh Kakaty tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend. The positive test came following the band’s Aug. 15 concert in Denver, CO.
The band’s tour is scheduled to resume Aug. 27 in Virginia Beach, VA. The band is working to reschedule its postponed dates, which are listed below.
The currently postponed dates are as follows:
August 17 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
August 18 – Fargo, ND @ Sanctuary Events Center
August 20 – Joliet, IL @ The Forge
August 21 – Nashville, TN @ Brooklyn Bowl
August 23 – Savannah, GA @ Victory North
August 24 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
August 25 – Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligans
The band released the following statement regarding Kakaty’s diagnosis and the band’s tour plans as a result of the finding.
“To our Evilz, we always want to be fully transparent with our fans and the status of our shows,” the statement reads. “All of our band members and crew have been vaccinated prior to us starting tour. Yesterday, and again this morning, Leigh Kakaty tested positive for COVID-19. Leigh wanted to make sure his test wasn’t a false positive before postponing any more shows. With his second positive test this afternoon, out of an abundance of caution, we will be postponing our shows and be back for our show in Virginia Beach on August 27.”
The statement continues, “We are doing our best to move the following shows: Denver, CO (8/15), Des Moines, IA (8/17), Fargo, ND (8/18), Joliet, IL (8/20), Nashville, TN (8/21), Savannah, GA (8/23), Asheville, NC (8/24) and Jacksonville, NC (8/25) to the end of the tour. Leigh is already feeling much better and will be back on his feet in no time. We want to thank everyone for their continued support! See you soon.”
Pop Evil initially announced its North American tour schedule — in support of its latest album, Versatile — in May. The album has produced the singles, ‘Survivor,’ ‘Breathe Again,’ ‘Set Me Free,’ ‘Work,’ and ‘Let The Chaos Begin.’ Versatile is available to stream and download here.
The remaining dates on the current leg of Pop Evil’s tour are noted below.
POP EVIL are currently scheduled to appear on the upcoming dates.
August 27 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Elevation 27 #
August 28 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls #
August 29 – Inwood, WV @ Shiley Acres Concert Stage #
September 4 – Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma
September 8 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall #
September 9 – Flint, MI @ Machine Shop #
September 10 – Harrisburg, PA @ XL Live #
September 11 – Mansfield, OH @ Inkcarceration Fest
September 12 – Danville, VA @ Blue Ridge Rockfest
September 15 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live #
September 16 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom #
September 17 – Portland, ME @ Aura *
September 18 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Wally’s *
September 21 – Huntsville, Al @ Mars Music Hall – Von Braun Center*
September 22 – Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theater *
September 23 – Destin, FL @ Club LA *
September 24 – Orlando, FL @ Central FL Fairgrounds – Rebel Rock Fest
October 8 – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival
# with ZERO 9:36 & BRKN LOVE
* with BRKN LOVE & LIKE MACHINES
More information on Pop Evil’s tour and album is available online along with all of the band’s latest news at: