Raleigh, N.C. — The pop band Walk the Moon has canceled its summer tour, including a scheduled stop in Raleigh, concert promoter Live Nation announced Friday.
The band decided to cancel all schedule July and August dates so lead singer Nicholas Petricca could be with his father, who has been suffering from early-onset Alzheimer's disease.
"Unfortunately, it’s reached a point where (Nick) needs to come home and focus on his family for awhile," the band write in a letter to fans.
"Out of respect for the immediate commitments we’ve made, we will play out the rest of our shows in May - after that, we will be taking a break from the road. All tickets to our headline shows in July and August will be refunded. With a heavy heart we send our gratitude out to our team, our industry friends, and most importantly our fans for their understanding and support. Through this time, it continues to be our dream and our mission to take the darkness in our lives and mold it into light and color. The only way out is through."
Walk the Moon was scheduled to play Red Hat Amphitheater on Aug. 5.
Tickets purchased from Ticketmaster online or via phone will be refunded automatically. All other tickets can be returned to the point of purchase for a refund.