Country star Kane Brown was slated to perform to a sold-out crowd this weekend at Los Angeles’ Staples Center, but the gig was postponed until January after his drummer, Kenny Dixon, died in a car accident.
According to Fox17 Nashville, Tennessee Highway Patrol said that Dixon’s car ran off I-24 southeast of Nashville into a tree on Saturday in a single-vehicle crash. Alcohol or drugs were not believed to be a factor, however Dixon died from injuries of the crash. He had been a longtime drummer of Brown.
“You started all of this with me from the start in 2015 when nobody else believed we would make it out of Chattanooga playing for 500 people, and your last show was in a F-in’ stadium, my guy,” Brown wrote in an Instagram post. “I know u will be watching over us with that redneck accent that we all love and you will never be replaced bro!!! I promise u that!!”
The Staples Center gig, originally set for October 18 to celebrate the venue’s 20th anniversary, would have been Brown’s first arena headlining show. It reportedly sold-out within an hour of going on sale.
“Our heartfelt condolences go out to Kane, his entire team and the family of his long-time drummer Kenny Dixon for their tragic loss this weekend,” the Staples Center said in a statement.
The show has been postponed to January 9, 2020. Tickets will be honored at the new date.