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Merle Haggard cancels tour

merle haggardMerle Haggard's September tour is called off. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

By David Malitz

Country legend Merle Haggard, who will receive Kennedy Center Honors in December, has canceled his September tour due to illness. This includes his scheduled performance on Sept. 18 at the Great Frederick Fair and a sold-out Sept. 20 show at the Birchmere. Haggard was diagnosed and treated for lung cancer in 2008.

The Birchmere is attempting to reschedule the show for a later date.

By David Malitz  |  September 14, 2010; 12:28 PM ET
Categories:  News  | Tags: Merle Haggard  
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yikes, he is looking kind of haggard!

Posted by: MarilynManson | September 14, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

Well, glad I found out, there go my plans for Saturday night.

Posted by: jhtlag1 | September 14, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

We had two tickets to the Frederick show. I had a feeling this was going to happen so I kept checking every few days. I am sorry to hear about this. Hang in there Merle.

Posted by: jptjptjpt | September 17, 2010 10:40 PM | Report abuse

All is not lost! The ledgendary George Jones is stepping in for Merle! In fact, if you didn't return your tickets today by 5 p.m., you either have to go see George or lose the money. That's not really fair, but I always wanted to see George Jones too.

Posted by: jptjptjpt | September 17, 2010 10:49 PM | Report abuse

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