Huey Lewis and the News Cancel Wisconsin State Fair Performance

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Huey Lewis and the News have canceled all 2018 shows, including their performance at the Wisconsin State Fair.

Huey Lewis has shared this message with fans:

Two and a half months ago, just before a show in Dallas, I lost most of my hearing.

Although I can still hear a little, one on one, and on the phone, I can’t hear music well enough to sing.

The lower frequencies distort violently making it impossible to find pitch.

I’ve been to the House Ear Institute, the Stanford Ear Institute, and the Mayo Clinic, hoping to find an answer.

The doctors believe I have Meniere’s disease and have agreed that I can’t perform until I improve.

Therefore, the only prudent thing to do is to cancel all future shows.

Needless to say, I feel horrible about this, and wish to sincerely apologize to all the fans who’ve already bought tickets and were planning to come see us.

I’m going to concentrate on getting better, and hope that one day soon I’ll be able to perform again.


According to the Wisconsin State Fair website, if fans have purchased tickets to the Huey Lewis and the News show at Wisconsin State Fair via credit card, they will receive an email with refund details.

Those who’ve purchased tickets to the Huey Lewis and the News show at Wisconsin State Fair via cash or check, in order to receive a refund, must bring the ORIGINAL tickets with any purchase information or order number to the State Fair ticket office to receive a refund. 

The Ticket Office is located at 7722 W. Greenfield Avenue, West Allis, WI and is open from 9am – 3pm Monday – Friday.

Any questions regarding refunds can be directed to the State Fair Ticket Office at 414.266.7100 or

The Wisconsin State Fair is not responsible for tickets purchased through a third-party site.

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