The band Alabama, who were slated to begin their 50th Anniversary Tour earlier this month, had to postpone two shows due to medical issues.
The shows were slated to take place on January 10 in Detroit, Michigan at the Fox Theatre and on January 11 in Indianapolis, Indiana at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. However, both had to be postponed since lead vocalist Randy Owen was experiencing “severe back spasms.”
The Indianapolis show has now been postponed to November 9 and the Detroit show will now take place on September 13. All tickets purchased for the original show dates will be honored at the rescheduled shows, and tickets are still available for purchase.
Late last month, the band had to shuffle around their schedule, cancelling a show in Rochester, New York and postponing a gig in Baltimore, Maryland. Both shows did not give any additional reasoning for the change aside from citing “logistical issues.”
Alabama will continue their tour as planned on January 19 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, followed by shows in cities like Pittsburgh, New Orleans, Hartford, Providence, Myrtle Beach, Salt Lake City, and Minneapolis, among others. They’ll wrap-up in Baltimore on November 22 and will be joined by Charlie Daniels Band, The Marshall Tucker Band, and Chris Janson throughout the run.
In addition to their tour, the band will perform at the country music festival Tumbleweed in Kansas City from May 30 to June 1 alongside acts like The Marshall Tucker Band, Blackberry Smoke, Whiskey Myers, and Reckless Kelly. They’ll also make an appearance at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Competitive Events on Valentine’s Day.
“Teddy, Jeff and I are humbled at the amount of fans that are coming out to see us,” Owen said in a press release when the tour was announced. “We are finding out that we are playing to three generations of fans who have followed us and our music from day one. The fans are the ones responsible for our continued success on the road, and we love them.”
Check out the full updated tour schedule below.
Alabama 50th Anniversary Tour Dates
Jan. 19 – Atlantic City, N.J. – Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena
Jan. 20 – Albany, N.Y. – Times Union Center (w/ Exile)
Feb. 14 – San Antonio, TX – San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo
Feb. 15 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center (w/ Tracy Lawrence)
Feb. 28 – Plant City, Fla. – Florida Strawberry Festival
March 1 – St. Augustine, Fla. – The St. Augustine Amphitheatre
March 14 – Salem, Va. – Salem Civic Center (w/ The Oak Ridge Boys)
March 15 – Pittsburgh, Penn. – PPG Paints Arena (w/ Tracy Lawrence)
March 22 – Springfield, Mo. – JQH Arena (w/ The Charlie Daniels Band)
March 23 – North Little Rock, Ark. – Verizon Arena (w/ The Charlie Daniels Band)
April 5 – Greensboro, N.C. – Greensboro Coliseum (w/ The Charlie Daniels Band)
April 6 – Charlottesville, Va. – John Paul Jones Arena (w/ The Charlie Daniels Band)
April 12 – Wilkes-Barre, Penn, – Mohegan Sun Arena (w/ The Charlie Daniels Band)
April 13 – Hartford, Conn. – XL Center (w/ The Charlie Daniels Band)
April 26 – Providence, R.I. – Dunkin’ Donuts Center (w/ The Charlie Daniels Band)
April 27 – State College, Penn. – Bryce Jordan Center (w/ The Charlie Daniels Band)
May 31 – Cedar Rapids, Iowa – U.S. Cellular Center
June 1 – La Cygne, Kan. – Tumbleweed
June 6 – Myrtle Beach, S.C. – Carolina Country Music Festival
June 7 – Macon, Ga. – Macon Centreplex Coliseum (w/ The Marshall Tucker Band)
June 13 -16 – Grand Junction, Conn. – Country Jam (performance date TBA)
June 15 – Salt Lake City, Utah – Maverik Center
June 26 – Minneapolis, Minn. – Target Center (w/ The Charlie Daniels Band)
June 27 – Oshkosh, Wis. – Country USA
Sept. 13 – Detroit, Mich. – The Fox Theatre (w/ Chris Janson)
Sept. 14 – Peoria, Ill. – Tailgates N’ Tallboys
Nov. 9 – Indianapolis, Ind. – Bankers Life Fieldhouse (w/ Restless Heart)
Nov. 22 – Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena
Last Updated on January 17, 2019 by Olivia Perreault