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Chris Stapleton is rescheduling his “All-American Road Show” due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The “Tennessee Whiskey” country star postponed his 2020 tour dates Monday in a statement shared to Twitter.
“We’ve made this decision with the health and safety of our fans, touring family and the communities we travel through as our No. 1 priority,” Stapleton said in the statement. “We appreciate your patience and understanding as we all navigate these unusual times.”
Previously purchased tickets can be honored at the new “Road Show” dates. Fans unable to attend rescheduled shows must seek a refund within 30 days from point of purchase.
The previously announced shows for Oct. 2-3 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville are now moved to Oct. 22-23, 2021.
Tour dates yet to be rescheduled include shows at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, and Wrigley Field in Chicago. Stapleton said in a statement to expect more news on those shows “pending Major League Baseball’s final schedule for 2021.” Stapleton canceled his 2020 appearance at Truist Park in Atlanta, but plans to return to the Georgia city next year for a to-be-detailed gig.
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Stapleton marks the latest in a growing list of major touring acts and festivals — including Kenny Chesney, Taylor Swift and the annual CMA Fest in Nashville — to outright stop 2020 performances in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We missing seeing your faces in the crowd, hearing your voices and sharing the moments that we can only have when we come together in music,” continued the statement, signed by Stapleton and his wife, Morgane Stapleton. “We hope to see you next year.”
Country isn’t the only side of the music industry that is experiencing cancellations and postponements due to COVID-19. The virus has also been putting a halt to other artists’ plans.
Justin Bieber is holding off on touring, announcing he is postponing his upcoming The Changes Tour, which was set to kick off May 14 in Seattle.
On April 1, the “Yummy” artist announced his tour would be delayed and asked fans to hold on to their tickets as they’d be honored once the new dates are announced.
Rock band Journey was supposed to kick off their new tour on May 15 but announced that they would no longer hit the road. Band members said they decided to cancel the tour, instead of postponing it, so that concertgoers would qualify for immediate refunds.
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