Tropical storm warnings have been issued throughout Florida as hurricane Ian quickly moves through the gulf, forcing residents to evacuate and prepare for the severe rain. Luke Bryan is one of many traveling to the sunshine state that was forced to adjust his plans.
The “Crash My Party” singer was slated to make stops around Florida on his Raised Up Right Tour alongside Riley Green and Mitchell Tenpenny. The hitmakers were scheduled to perform in Estero, Florida, at the Hertz Arena on Sept. 29, in West Palm Beach at the iThink Financial Amphitheater on Sept. 30, and wrap up in MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheater on Oct. 1.
Due to the harsh weather conditions rolling in, the platinum-selling artist rescheduled each show for Nov. 2, Nov. 4, and Nov. 5. One of the concert venues turned to social media Thursday (Sept. 29) evening to confirm the news and to reiterate the postponed dates.
“Luke Bran’s Raised Up Right Tour that was scheduled for Sept. 29, will now be taking place on Nov. 2,” wrote Hertz Arena on Twitter. “Fans are encouraged to hold on to their tickets, for they will be valid for the new date.”
Bryan has not spoken out about the sudden change of plans. Hurricane Ian is currently growing stronger, while it forms a path toward Florida. The typhoon touched down in western Cuba early Tuesday (Sept. 27) as a Category 3. According to the Naples Daily News, Ian is expected to make landfall as a Category 4 storm with winds stretching 140mph within the next 12 hours.
Bryan kicked off his high-energy run in early June in Charleston, West Virginia, and was initially going to finish on Oct. 28 in Jacksonville, Florida.
“My favorite place to be is on stage performing to country music fans,” said Byran in a statement. “ So thankful every night when I walk out on that stage and know you are there to have a blast along beside me. It never gets old!” he added.
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