The celebrity nation duo Florida Georgia Line has canceled its fall tour of amphitheaters and arenas, citing the continuing COVID disaster as the explanation.
Refunds are being mechanically processed to the unique methodology of buy for an outing that was to have begun at Cellairis Amphitheater in Atlanta Sept. 24.
Florida Georgia Line turns into the second main nation music headliner to outrightly cancel fall touring this week, following on the heels of Garth Brooks nixing the remaining scheduled dates on his stadium tour.
“There may be nothing higher than seeing your whole faces from the stage, feeling your good power, and making reminiscences collectively,” Tyler Hubbard stated in an announcement. “We had been hopeful we may get again on the highway this fall, and are so bummed to need to cancel this tour, however we all know in our hearts that we nonetheless have to ensure we’re holding our followers and crew protected. It’s unlucky that now we have to cancel however we hope y’all perceive. We love our followers and might’t wait to be again out when the time is true.”
The duo’s Brian Kelley additionally weighed in: “Though we’ve been capable of see a few of y’all at exhibits just lately, everybody’s continued security has been weighing heavy on us. To our followers, band, crew, and the entire venues across the nation, thanks in your love and help! We couldn’t do what we do with out you, and we hope we are able to all do our half to convey reside music again quickly.”
The tour, with Russell Dickerson, Lauren Alaina and Redferrin as openers, was to have hit such venues because the Discussion board and the Glen Helen Amphitheatre within the L.A. space and Jiffy Lube Stay in Washington, D.C., among the many 29 dates on the books.
The outing would have closed out Nov. 20 on the new Local weather Pledge Enviornment in Seattle.
Florida Georgia Line has a long-term touring cope with the promoter Live Nation, which has declared plans to require proof of vaccination or a current unfavourable take a look at for all of its owned-and-operated venues within the U.S. beginning in early October, and is encouraging venues the place it promotes exhibits to do the identical. Local weather Pledge Enviornment has an much more restrictive rule, requiring vaccine proof of all attendees. Whether or not the overwhelming majority of nation followers will go together with the brand new guidelines stays an open query, and one which gained’t have FGL or Brooks dates as a testing floor.
It’s not simply nation artists canceling exhibits, in any case: 9 Inch Nails simply referred to as off all its exhibits for this fall as nicely, as did Stevie Nicks earlier.