The coronavirus has produced another concert casualty. Country trio Lady Antebellum have called off the entirety of their 2020 Ocean Tour due to the pandemic.
The group’s Ocean Tour was originally scheduled to kick off this week and had then been pushed back to start in July following the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S. But as uncertainty remains for live events, the trio of Hillary Scott, Day Haywood and Charles Kelley have decided to pull the plug on shows until safety can be ensured.
“We dream about the day we can step back on stage, see all your faces and hear all of your voices singing back to us,” the Grammy-winning group shared on social media. “While we don’t have future plans to share just yet, we are working with our team around the clock to figure out when and how we can safely get on the road to see all of you. Until then, we’re going to continue to find ways to keep the music playing and stay connected with you.”
The Ocean Tour was planned in support of Lady Antebellum’s latest album of the same name and would have marked their first outing since their 2018 co-headlining tour alongside Darius Rucker. Jake Owen and Maddie & Tae were pegged as supporting acts on the now-axed tour.
Lady Antebellum are the latest in a string of country acts to nix their 2020 tour plans. Zac Brown Band and Rascal Flatts have also cancelled their planned tours while Kenny Chesney, Thomas Rhett, Reba McEntire and Chris Stapleton have postponed their schedules until 2021.