In a summer touring season marked by cancellations and postponements, even the farewell tour for iconic country duo Brooks & Dunn is not immune. Four days after postponing shows in Virginia Beach and Bristow, VA, the pair pushed back even more of their on-going Last Rodeo Tour calendar.
Most of the affected concerts, previously set for late June and early July, have been rescheduled to August. However, a pair of festival appearances on June 29 in Milwaukee, WI, and July 8 in Ft. Loramie, OH, are cancelled.
The tour continues afresh on July 16 at the Verizon Wireless Music Center in Noblesville, IN. Brooks & Dunn, who are going their separate ways after two decades together, will now give their final performance on September 2 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN. The duo’s capping event was previously slated for August 10.
Brooks & Dunn’s original postponements in Virginia were credited to an unspecified illness. But the duo’s official Web site filled in the blanks with a June 22 statement that Ronnie Dunn is acting on a doctor’s orders to rest his voice for three weeks.
“Following my doctor’s order, shutting up, getting well and comin’ back asap!” Dunn added to the statement via text message. Dunn is the lead vocalist for the pair, while partner Kix Brooks provides the backing vocals for most of their songs.
Since the duo announced their plans to say goodbye, tickets for the Last Rodeo Tour have seen a lot of traffic. At the start of public onsales for the tour, Brooks & Dunn grabbed the No. 2 spot on TicketNews’ exclusive Top Events rankings. The country kings were edged out of No. 1 by hot ticket sales for Paul McCartney’s Up and Coming Tour.
The two musicians launched their joint career in 1990 and were recently honored with a tribute concert hosted by the Academy of Country Music (ACM).
Brooks & Dunn itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)
|July 16||Noblesville, IN||Verizon Wireless Music Center|
|July 17||Morristown, OH||Jamboree in the Hills|
|July 18||Cincinnati, OH||Riverbend Music Center|
|July 23||Minot, ND||North Dakota State Fair|
|July 24||Cheyenne, WY||Frontier Days|
|July 25||Omaha, NE||Qwest Center Omaha|
|July 29||Clarkston, MI||DTE Energy Music Theatre|
|July 30||Burgettstown, PA||First Niagara Pavilion|
|July 31||Camden, NJ||Susquehanna Bank Center|
|August 1||Bristow, VA||Jiffy Lube Live|
|August 6||Kansas City, MO||Sprint Center|
|August 7||Maryland Heights, MO||Verizon Wireless Amphitheater|
|August 8||Tinley Park, IL||First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre|
|August 13||Mansfield, MA||Comcast Center|
|August 14||Hartford, CT||Comcast Theatre|
|August 15||Virginia Beach, VA||Virginia Beach Amphitheater|
|August 22||Atlanta, GA||Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood|
|August 26||Cuyahoga Falls, OH||Blossom Music Center|
|August 27||Darien Center, NY||Darien Lake Performing Arts Center|
|August 29||Bethel, NY||Bethel Woods Center for the Arts|
|September 2||Nashville, TN||Bridgestone Arena|