Kenny Loggins & Jim Messina Postpone Hollywood Bowl Gigs (7/15-16) Due to COVID-19


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This weekend was supposed to bring with it two very special performances at the iconic Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles from Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina, which would be the duo’s first Los Angeles performances together in nearly 50 years.

Late Thursday, however, word came through that the performances have been postponed due to a positive case of COVID-19 within the touring party.

Here’s hoping they’re able to reschedule the highly anticipated concerts soon.

The Sittin’ In gigs were originally detailed like this, via the Hollywood Bowl’s event page:

It was 50 years ago when Loggins & Messina played the Hollywood Bowl supporting their debut album Sittin’ In. Now, the duo reunites for a special weekend celebrating the golden sound of the ‘70s with songs like “Danny’s Song” and “House at Pooh Corner.” Kenny Loggins closes the show with his greatest hits, such as “Footloose” and “Danger Zone.” A historic night under the stars!

Jim Messina also spoke with Rock Cellar recently about a number of topics, including his excitement for the Bowl shows:

Jim Messina: Kenny and I have thought on and off about doing some more touring, but as we get older it gets harder to think about how do you do that, how you make everybody happy, especially the people that are investing in it.

I don’t know that both of us are in the position to do 80 dates like we had done [in the past]. And I think that was something that had been brought up, doing more shows, something that Kenny was certainly not interested in.

I proposed the idea that maybe we’re at that point in life where if we want to work together, make it easy on us. I don’t want to have three trucks out there on the road and a sound system, paying for a crew. I said, “Why don’t we see if we can find some dates that are already set up, they got the lights, they got the sound. We can come in, do a show, have fun, and not have to worry about loading up the bus and heading down the road?”

I think it’s an experiment to see how it would be in the future to do four or five shows a year and do it for fun, do it for the joy, do it for the music. That’s what I’m thinking. We just have to wait and see.

The audience wants to hear the music that gave them joy back in the ’70s, the harmonies. I think Kenny still sings really well, plays well. He’s out touring and I’m out touring, so I think it’s an easy enough situation for us to sit down and do.

I’m looking forward to it.

Comments

  • Gary says:

    Please come to South Florida guys, 50 years has gone by to fast and we need that 70’s excitement again.



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