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Brantley Gilbert Cancels Show After Death of Longtime Crew Member

Our thoughts and prayers are with Ditch's family.

Written by Lauren Laffer
Brantley Gilbert Cancels Show After Death of Longtime Crew Member
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - JUNE 05: Brantley Gilbert attends the 2019 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 05, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)

Brantley Gilbert canceled his show in Pittsburgh, PA on Saturday, August 31 after a key member of his crew passed away unexpectedly.

According to The Observer-Reporter, Alan Ditch, 49, died at the KeyBank Pavilion after he “suffered a cardiac arrest.” The event occurred at 2:45 p.m. and Ditch was later pronounced dead at the scene.

The venue tweeted out that the show would be postponed, sharing “Brantley Gilbert’s touring crew lost a key member today unexpectedly and out of respect for the family, they are postponing the show tonight in Pittsburgh.”

Gilbert took to Instagram just days later to share a montage of photos and videos featuring Ditch throughout the years.

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In loving memory of Alan Ditch

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The Observer-Reporter reports that according to Gilbert’s assistant tour manager Corey Roberson, Ditch was Gilbert’s monitor engineer and had been with the singer for more then eight years.

A makeup date for the show has not yet been announced.

Gilbert is currently out on the road for his Not Like Us Tour, featuring Michael Ray and Lindsay Ell. His new album, Fire & Brimstone, is expected to drop on October 4. The Georgia native is currently nominated for Musical Event of the Year at the upcoming CMA Awards for his “What Happens in a Small Town” collaboration with Ell.