Dan Haseltine, frontman for Jars of Clay, is recovering after heart surgery. The band canceled its SoulFest performance in Gilford, N.H., apologizing to fans attending the band’s “favorite summer festival.”
An official statement on the band’s website reads: “On July 25th, our singer and frontman Dan Haseltine underwent a procedure to correct a coronary issue after experiencing a cardiac event. He is doing well and recovering. Dan is grateful for the thoughts and prayers that have gone out on his behalf. We are looking forward to our fall tour, and can't tell you how excited we are about the 11th studio album we are finishing work on, which will be out early in 2013.”
Keeping his fans posted, Haseltine tweeted: “I’m on a heart healthy diet which I think includes low sodium, low fat and low politics in general.”
Featuring Sleeping at Last and Mariah McManus, Jars’ fall tour is set to kick off Aug. 31 in Statesboro, Ga.
In other tour news, the Newsboys have announced dates on the fall leg of its “God’s Not Dead” tour, a sellout in the spring. Nearly 5,000 children were sponsored through Compassion International, and 3,200 people pledged to be “Second to One” through I am Second. Building 429 and Luminate join the fall tour, which hits more than 35 cities starting Sept. 20 in Johnson City, Tenn.
Grammy-winning Switchfoot will launch an extensive fall tour Sept. 26 at Rams Head Live in Baltimore, featuring special guest Paper Route.
Hillsong LIVE returns to the U.S. to share from its latest album, Cornerstone, which set a record as the first Hillsong album to debut on all major mainstream music charts in the world, according to an official statement. The 12-city tour begins Sept. 12 in Boston.
Worship leader Kari Jobe will headline her first tour with special guests All Sons & Daughters in September. The six-city tour will begin in Lubbock, Texas.
Tenth Avenue North recently announced “The Struggle” fall tour, visiting more than 35 cities from mid-September though late November. With guest artists Audrey Assad and Rend Collective Experiment, the tour will support Tenth Avenue North’s Aug. 21 studio release, The Struggle. The tour launches Sept. 13 in Sewell, N.J.
The Winter Jam 2012 Tour Spectacular, the No. 1 tour in the world for the first quarter of 2012, will head West this fall, headlined by Grammy-winning artist TobyMac. Hitting seven major cities with a lineup of top names, Winter Jam West Coast will kick off Nov. 9 in Ontario, Calif.