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Chris Stapleton Postpones Tour Dates of All-American Road Show Over Coronavirus Spread

“The health and well-being of our families & communities is our number one priority,” the singer and his wife Morgane Stapleton said in a statement

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Chris Stapleton has postponed the next two weekends of his All-American Road Show Tour because of coronavirus concerns.

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UPDATE (5/18): Chris Stapleton has made the call to postpone all dates of his 2020 All-American Road Show Tour until 2021. “We’ve made this decision with the health and safety of our fans, touring family, and the communities we travel through as our number one priority. . . We appreciate your patience and understanding as we all navigate these unusual times. We miss seeing your faces in the crowd, hearing your voices and sharing the moments that we can only have when we come together in music,” the singer wrote on Instagram. Rescheduled dates currently begin April 21st, 2021 in Toledo, Ohio. Still awaiting new dates are the Wrigley Field show originally set for August 29th and the Globe Life Field show on November 21st, both of which will depend on Major League Baseball’s schedule.

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We are very sorry to announce that this year’s All-American Road Show has been postponed & rescheduled for 2021. We’ve made this decision with the health and safety of our fans, touring family, and the communities we travel through as our number one priority. All previously purchased tickets will be honored for the rescheduled dates. For those unable to attend a rescheduled date, you will have 30 days to obtain a refund that will be made available at your point of purchase. For a list of tour dates, please visit ChrisStapleton.com/tour The rescheduled dates for the shows at Globe Life Field in Arlington and Wrigley Field in Chicago will be announced as soon as possible, pending Major League Baseball’s final schedule for 2021. The show at Truist Park in Atlanta has been canceled and tickets will be automatically refunded. We’ll be returning to Atlanta next year and those details will be announced at a later date. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we all navigate these unusual times. We miss seeing your faces in the crowd, hearing your voices and sharing the moments that we can only have when we come together in music. We hope to see you next year. Until then we wish you all good health & safety. Stay strong & God bless. Morgane & Chris

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Chris Stapleton has postponed the next two weekends of his All-American Road Show Tour because of the spreading coronavirus.

The country singer’s upcoming shows in Austin and Arlington, Texas, will be rescheduled to a further date, along with next weekend’s shows in Biloxi, Mississippi, and Birmingham, Alabama. Stapleton’s Texas shows were slated to be with Jamey Johnson, Yola, and Willie Nelson in Arlington, while Marcus King and Yola were scheduled to open the gigs in Alabama and Mississippi.

“The health and well-being of our families & communities is our number one priority,” read a statement from Chris and Morgane Stapleton. “We look forward to seeing you soon.”

At the moment, the remaining dates on Stapleton’s tour, which is scheduled to resume on April 22nd in Toledo, Ohio, have not been affected.

Stapleton’s announcement comes on the same day that Live Nation and AEG announced that they were suspending all touring until April as the coronavirus continues to spread.

“The world’s leading forces in live entertainment have come together to form a global task force to drive strategic support and unified direction ensuring precautionary efforts and ongoing protocol are in the best interest of artists, fans, staff, and the global community,” said executives from Live Nation AEG, and a host of top booking agencies in a statement.

Stapleton’s All-American Road Show Tour is promoted by Live Nation. Kenny Chesney, Dan + Shay, and Blake Shelton have all postponed upcoming shows as well. In the U.K., the C2C Festival, headlined by Eric Church, Luke Combs, and Darius Rucker, was also postponed.

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