Trace Adkins Reschedules Tour Dates, but New Year’s Eve Show Canceled

Trace Adkins has rescheduled six tour dates he had to cancel earlier this year after being sidelined by an intestinal flu, but the nation’s economic crisis has caused a concert promoter to cancel the singer’s New Year’s Eve show with Lynyrd Skynyrd in Nashville. Adkins had been scheduled to open for Lynyrd Skynyrd at Nashville’s Sommet Center before flying north to headline a show the same night in Pikeville, Ky. Concurrently, Lynyrd Skynyrd was to have opened the Kentucky show and then flown to Nashville to headline at the Sommet Center. With the cancellation of the Nashville show, Adkins opted out of the Kentucky concert to spend time with his family. However, the Kentucky show is still scheduled, with 38 Special replacing Adkins on the bill. Steve Moore of MEG/AEG Live said, “For the past 12 years, we’ve been fortunate to have the biggest names in music celebrate New Year’s Eve in Nashville, but there is no denying that our core audience has been financially challenged by the hard realities of a flattened economy.” Adkins’ rescheduled dates begin Feb. 12 in Huntington, W.Va., followed by stops in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Missouri and Texas through the end of February.