DELBERT HAS OFFICIALLY RETIRED AND THIS SHOW IS NOW CANCELED. REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED TO TICKET HOLDERS. MORE INFORMATION TO COME. See Delbert’s announcement below:
After more than six decades on the road
Delbert McClinton announces retirement
Delbert McClinton has had plenty of time to reflect on his 63-year music career during this pandemic. For the first time in six decades, he has been off the road and off stage for more than a year. He has made an important decision, with an announcement to his band members and organization this week.
“Here I sit, 80 years old, in the middle of a pandemic. This is not how I envisioned playing out my final years as an entertainer. Music has been my total being for my whole life,” he admits. “I had been considering finishing this year with a modest number of shows. But the more I thought about it, and the more obstacles that have been placed in front of me, the less my heart was in it.”
“I don’t want to get up in front of audiences who might be the cause of my incapacity or death just because I want to play music. I don’t want to listen to anyone who won’t wear a mask or get a vaccine. We all have different values and they are inarguable.”
He continues, “I have had a decent career, and I have accomplished more than I ever dreamed I would. With that in mind, this is a good time to retire.”
Delbert adds that this is a good time to close out his career, with a Grammy win (2020 Best Traditional Blues), a great album (Tall, Dark & Handsome: Hot Shot Records/Thirty Tigers), the Americana Lifetime Achievement Award, and the best band and crew with whom he has ever had the pleasure of sharing a stage (Self-Made Men + Dana).
“I’m leaving the stage with no regrets. I’ve done all that I set out to do and more. Retirement will allow me to enjoy my family and travel a bit as it becomes safer. It’s been a great ride,” he adds, as he looks forward to the next chapter.
As a result, Delbert’s show scheduled for Saturday, November 5, 2021 at the Barrymore is cancelled. We are offering refunds to all ticketholders:
- If you purchased your tickets in the last 120 days, on line at www.barrymorelive.com, or by phone, your credit card will automatically be refunded
- For those of you whose credit card ticket purchases are older than 120 days, an email will be sent to you to confirm your mailing address. There is a 120 day cut off point beyond which the credit card processor will not allow us to just refund your credit card. As a result, we will be sending checks to each of you.
BEFORE WE CAN MAIL YOU A CHECK, WE HAVE TO CONFIRM YOUR MAILING ADDRESS.
To confirm your mailing address, please reply to this email.
- If you purchased your tickets at a Barrymore ticket outlet or need additional information, please call the Barrymore weekdays, 12 noon – 5 pm, at 241-8864, to arrange for a refund. Please note that due to the pandemic, our office hours continue to be irregular, so if you get the answering machine, please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
The Barrymore, T Presents, and Delbert McClinton.
Friday, November 5, 2021 at 8:00 p.m.
WORT 89.9 FM & Isthmus welcome
Tickets: $35.00 Advance/$40.00 Day Of Show Gold Circle: $60.00 Advance/$65.00 Day Of Show (Gold Circle includes Early Entry & Preferred Seating) This is a General Admission – All Seated Show