Alan Jackson Cancels Carolina Shows Due to Hurricane Florence
Mother nature is in no mood to play, with a major hurricane headed straight towards the east coast of the United States. Hurricane Florence continues to make a beeline for North and South Carolina, and many of the state’s residents are busy hunkering down or evacuating.
As storm preparations continue, Alan Jackson’s team has decided to postpone the singer’s upcoming shows in the region, as the storm is expected to make landfall this weekend.
“In consideration of fans’ safety and that of touring crew and venue staff – and in conjunction with local authorities – Alan Jackson’s Friday, September 14 and Saturday, September 15 concerts in South Carolina (N. Charleston Coliseum) and North Carolina (Charlotte’s Spectrum Center) are being postponed,” read a statement on Jackson’s website. “Tour management, promoters and arena personnel are working through the logistics of rescheduling the shows; all tickets for both shows will be honored at the rescheduled dates.”
“Sending prayers for the safety to all those impacted by Hurricane Florence,” the statement added.
Jackson isn’t the only artist to be affected by mother nature in recent weeks. In addition to the category four storm, massive amounts of rain have flooded the Ohio River near Cincinnati, causing Jason Aldean to cancel his High Noon Neon Tour stop there.
“Due to the unprecedented amount of rainfall over the past few days causing the Ohio River to rise above flood stage, the Jason Aldean concert scheduled for this Thursday, September 13th has been cancelled,” read a tweet posted to the singer’s account.
Additionally, Florida Georgia Line’s inaugural FGL Fest (Sept. 8) also had to pull the plug due to severe weather rolling through Indianapolis.