It was going to be a larney two-day jol and music showcase to mark his 28th birthday.
But singer Craig Lucas has pulled the plug on the celebrations - to be held at Pro Stream Studios in Woodstock from 18-19 December - as South Africa’s Coronavirus infections spike.
On Wednesday night, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize declared that South Africa had entered a second wave after a rapid rise in cases in four provinces, namely the Western Cape, Eastern Cape, KZN and Gauteng.
In a space of 24 hours, the country had recorded 8,166 new cases of Covid-19, and 173 deaths in the Western Cape.
Following the cancellations of major events in Cape Town - including the Festive Lights Switch-On concert, Oujaarsaand and Tweede Nuwe Jaar - The Baxter this week announced it would shut down and suspend its shows from 19 December until the end of January.
Meanwhile, the City of Cape Town says all City-run summer markets scheduled to take place over the festive period have also been postponed.
Following suit, Craig took to social media on Wednesday night to break the bad news to his fans.
The Voice SA 2017 winner posted: “It’s with a heavy heart that I had to make the decision to cancel my two birthday shows next week.
“We are officially within the second wave of Covid-19 infections and it has hit close to home with a number of my friends and family becoming infected.
“We have found that, even with taking temperatures and filling out screening forms, Covid-19 positive individuals are still able to attend shows as many people do not show any symptoms.”
At his gig, which sold tickets for R190 apiece, Craig was planning to perform tracks from his SAMA-nominated album Restless and his latest single Happy, as well as giving a taste of his new music.
The singer added: “The venue for these two shows are enclosed and I can’t take the risk of compromising my health, or even worse, infecting my mom or my loved ones.
“More so I could never live with myself if any of my supporters got sick at a show of mine.
“All those who have purchased tickets will be reimbursed. This was a tough decision to make as December is the time musicians earn most of their income, but I have to put the safety of my family and my fans first. I hope you understand.
“Please look after yourselves this festive season. Be responsible and be safe.”