THE LATEST: These Shows Postponed or Cancelled

Artists Take Precautions for Coronavirus

LAST UPDATED AT 9:45 a.m. CT on March 14, 2020.

Kelly Clarkson’s residency at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas

Postponed


Blake Shelton’s Friends and Heroes Tour

Five dates of Blake Shelton’s Friends and Heroes Tour will now take place in spring 2021. This includes shows in Omaha, Nebraska; Denver; Rosemont, Illinois; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Detroit.

“Omaha, I’m here in your city with my friends and heroes and am ready to play a show for you, but for all the right reasons — chiefly everyone’s safety and well-being — we have to reschedule tonight and the rest of the tour,” Shelton said. “Please take care of yourself and your loved ones. You can bet we’ll see you back here soon!”


Chris Stapleton’s All American Road Show Tour

Postponed


Reba McEntire’s Spring Tour

Postponed

Reba McEntire will now kick off her arena tour in July, instead of March. “For the safety of everyone, we have decided to postpone our new arena tour until July,” shares Reba. “All tickets will be honored for the new dates. Most importantly, stay safe and take care of you and your loved ones. We’ll get through this together.” Get dates.


The 2020 iHeart Country Festival

Postponed

“The May 2 iHeartCountry Festival at the Frank Erwin Center will be rescheduled at a later date. Our primary goal is always the safety of our guests, employees, artists and partners and we will continue to actively monitor the situation and will provide more information and relevant updates as they become available. Tickets will be honored at the rescheduled date.”


The First 11 Shows of Kenny Chesney’s Chillaxification Tour

Postponed

“You can’t take risks without really understanding the consequences,” Chesney said in a statement. “In times of uncertainty, I won’t take chances with those I love. I can’t imagine, as much as we love being out there playing for the fans, being able to do that through the worry our nation is experiencing.”


Dan + Shay’s entire spring tour

Postponeed

“Well, here we are. March 12, 2020, sitting in a bus parked outside Wells Fargo Center, making a statement we never thought we’d have to make. After the mandatory postponement of our Philadelphia show, and several others in the coming weeks, we have made the collective decision (with our team and health officials) to postpone the spring leg of THE (ARENA) TOUR. These shows mean the world to us, and it was important that they be postponed and not canceled, but more than the shows, our fans mean the world to us, and protecting their safety is the number one priority. We want the shows to be memorable, and not experienced with fear. Thank you all for your patience and understanding. It is a strange, strange time for all of us, but we felt this was the right thing to do. Previously purchased tickets will be honored at all rescheduled dates. We hope everyone can make it. Keep an eye on venue websites for further information and updates. Stay safe out there.”


Chris Stapleton in Austin

Postponed

“In further response to the growing concerns over COVID-19 (coronavirus), The University of Texas is postponing all events at the Frank Erwin Center for the immediate future. No decision has been made at this point on when events will resume, but an announcement will be made once that is determined. Ticket holders will be contacted directly about any postponed events.” Chris Stapleton was scheduled to play the Erwin Center on March 12.


Country to Country Festival in Dublin

Postponed

“Following today’s (12th March 2020) Irish Government directive to cancel all events of over 100 capacity (indoor) and 500 capacity (outdoor) due to take place between now and 29th March MCD Productions has now postponed all affected shows. MCD Productions is currently working with artists and venues to reschedule all dates. Original tickets purchased for all affected events will remain valid for rescheduled dates which will be notified to patrons on confirmation.” Darius Rucker, Luke Combs and Eric Church were the scheduled headliners. There is no official word yet on the status of the remainder of the C2C shows, although the CMA Songwriters Series in London has been cancelled.


Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival

Postponed

“After heavy consideration, in light of the tornado this week as well as growing health concerns over the Coronavirus, we have decided to reschedule Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival to later this year, in the Summer. We feel this is the responsible decision, and it is supported by Tin Pan venues and sponsors involved in the festival. We want to thank everyone who had planned to participate in or attend the festival, and appreciate the support in rescheduling it.”


Brandy Clark in New York

Cancelled

“Due to growing concerns about the coronavirus, the in-store (show) at Looney Tunes (Music and More in West Babylon, NY) today is going to have to be rescheduled. So sorry, but everyone’s safety is most important. Look forward to coming back real soon.”


Brett Young in Oslo

Cancelled

“Hey guys, due to a last minute government decision, tonight’s show in Oslo is unable to happen. Refunds are available at the point of purchase. We are so sorry that we didn’t get to perform for you tonight, but we hope to be back very soon.”


Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Cancelled

“In the interest of public health, the City of Houston and the Houston Health Department have ordered the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo to close. The Rodeo will respectfully and dutifully comply with the City’s order.The Rodeo is deeply saddened; however, the safety and well-being of our guests and our community is our top priority. Out of precaution, the City has decided that this is the best course of action for our community. The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has been a fabric of this community since 1932. Having to close early is extremely difficult as guests, volunteers, exhibitors, rodeo athletes and entertainers look forward to the 20 days of the Rodeo each year.” Country stars who’d been scheduled to play include Kane Brown, Cody Johnson, Jon Pardi, Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban, Chris Stapleton, Brad Paisley and Luke Bryan.


Zac Brown Band’s spring leg of The Owl Tour

Postponed

“Out of caution and due to increasing public health concerns, Zac Brown Band is postponing the spring 2020 leg of The Owl Tour. This was an extremely difficult decision, but the well-being of our fans is always our top priority. Rescheduled dates for all spring shows (through Nashville on April 25) will be announced soon. We ask that our fans retain their tickets as they will be honored on the new dates. At this time, our Roar With The Lions Summer 2020 tour dates (commencing in May) will be performed as planned.”


Old Dominion’s shows at the Country 2 Country festivals in the UK

Cancelled

“After much consideration, we have decided to withdraw from our upcoming performances as part of the @c2cfestival in Berlin, Amsterdam, Dublin, London, and Glasgow. We are so sorry to disappoint our fans overseas; however, with the growing uncertainty and unpredictable nature of the virus that is spreading throughout the world, the safety and security of our entire team is the top priority.”


Stagecoach

Postponed

According to one of Stagecoach’s producers, Goldenvoice, the festival in Indio, California that was originally planned for April, will now take place on October 23, 24, and 25. As one of the West Coast’s largest country music festivals, this year’s lineup offered Eric Church, Dan + Shay, Alan Jackson, Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood, and many more.

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