ZBB is first country act to postpone US dates
Zac Brown Band is the first country act to postpone North American tour dates due to the coronavirus. The group has postponed the remainder of the spring leg of The Owl Tour, citing public health concerns as the reason for stopping the trek after five dates.
“Out of caution and due to increasing public health concerns, Zac Brown Band is postponing the spring 2020 leg of ‘The Owl Tour,'” the group shares on social media. “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. Thank you for your understanding.”
The trek was to continue on Thursday (March 12th) in St. Louis before making stops in Columbus, Detroit, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Phoenix and others. The Nashville date was the final stop on the trek before kicking off the Roar With The Lions Tour on May 24th in New Hampshire.
The multi genre musicians are the latest in a growing list of artists canceling shows and tours due to the coronavirus outbreak. Pearl Jam, Slipknot, Whitesnake, Old Dominion, Sons of Apollo and others are on the list of canceling or postponing shows due to the global pandemic.
Last week, the health concern forced the cancelation of the SXSW festival in Austin and the Ultra Festival in Miami. Earlier today, promoters Goldenvoice Entertainment announced that Coachella and Stagecoach have been pushed back six months to October 2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak.