Maddie & Tae and Jake Owen were to support
Seven-time GRAMMY Award winning trio Lady Antebellum has canceled their Ocean 2020 Tour due to COVID-19. The trio had initially scheduled the tour to start in May, but postponed those dates last month. However, the country group has decided to cancel the trek altogether out of an abundance of caution with social distancing restrictions.
“Out of respect and love for our fans, crews and families, we’ve made the very difficult decision to not move forward with the Ocean 2020 Tour this summer with Jake Owen and Maddie And Tae. This decision breaks our hearts but the health and well-being of those we love is our first priority,” they share.
“We dream about the day we can step back on stage, see all your faces and hear all of your voices singing back to us. Y’all are the reason we do what we do and we find peace knowing that it will be even more special once we get through this together – and we will. While we don’t have future plans to share just yet, we are working with our team around the clock to figure out when and how we can safely get on the road to see all of you. Until then, we’re going to continue to find ways to keep the music playing and stay connected with you.”
Ticket holders will be emailed directly with their refund options.
Last week, Lady A joined Brad Paisley for a special Bud Light Seltzer Sessions: Your Flavor. Your Show. livestream from Nashville. The concert featured a full band and production, while practicing social distancing recommendations, and didn’t include a live audience.
In April, the group released its latest single, “Champagne Night” from NBC’s Songland. Penned by the show’s mentor Shane McAnally, alongside aspiring songwriter Madeline Merlo and the trio, the laidback pick-me-up was crafted specifically for Lady A as it underwent a series of edits and studio sessions.
“Champagne Night” coincides with the continued success behind Lady A’s latest single “What I’m Leaving For” as the “utterly beautiful” (Music Row) track climbs at country radio. The heartfelt song “feels timely” (US Weekly) and serves as the immediate follow-up to their recent gold certified No. 1 hit “What If I Never Get Over You.”
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