The country stars of Rascal Flatts were forced to cancel two shows in California on their Back To Us Tour this past weekend due to illness.
Rascal Flatts were slated to perform in San Diego on Friday night and Irvine on Saturday.
“We’re so sorry to have to let you know that due to an illness in the band, we have to cancel tonight’s show in San Diego,” the band announced on Twitter just hours before Friday night’s show. “Refunds are available at point of purchase.”
Lead singer Gary LeVox is reportedly not feeling well – although there were no specifications, the band noted that he was following doctor’s orders not to perform. On Saturday, another note from the band followed.
“Hey y’all – unfortunately we have to cancel tonight’s show in Irvine,” the band said on Twitter. “Gary is under doctor’s orders to rest his voice again tonight. Refunds are available at point of purchase.”
During both days, the band cancelled just a few hours before going onstage, leaving fans upset. While concertgoers wished him well, many took to Twitter, angered by the short notice.
You couldn’t have let us know earlier? Seriously? There’s NO way you didn’t know this morning
— Paco Esposito (@paco_esposito) September 16, 2018
I get you are sick but u should have cancelled earlier in the day.. not cool.. will never buy tickets again.. everyone’s time is important.. not just yours
— Kelly Migoya (@KellyMigoya) September 16, 2018
Hey Gary I hope you feel better. But, many of us have been tweeting all day to find out if you were performing tonight , to no response . Only to find out on arrival, after baby sitters , driving for hours , money spent and time wasted , that the show is cancelled . #RespectFans
— Brad Stocker (@StockerBrad) September 16, 2018
Concert tickets: $100
Gas to drive to irvine: $40
Buying drinks and food at the concert: $75
Waiting till 6:30 to cancel the show: priceless
— Steven (@steveo_face88) September 16, 2018
At this time, a rescheduled show has not been announced. Rascal Flatts are due next in Wheatland, California on Thursday, September 20. They are touring in support of their latest record, 2017’s Back To Us.