Kane Brown has postponed a major concert date planned for Friday (October 18) at Los Angeles’ Staples Center in the wake of his drummer’s unexpected death. The show has been rescheduled for January 9, 2020.
Brown’s Staples Center show was meant to be the first in a year-long celebration of the high-profile arena’s 20th anniversary, and was also set to be Brown’s first gig as an arena headliner. Tickets for the one-off date reportedly sold out in less than two hours when they went on sale, but following this weekend’s passing of Kenny Dixon, Brown’s longtime drummer, the show’s organizers decided to postpone.
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Kane Brown’s concert scheduled for this Friday, October 18, 2019 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles has been postponed. Our heartfelt condolences go out to Kane, his entire team and to the family of his long-time drummer Kenny Dixon for their tragic loss this weekend. The new rescheduled show date will be Thursday, January 9, 2020 and we look forward to having Kane be a part of our yearlong 20th Anniversary Celebration. Please hold on to your tickets. Tickets originally purchased for the October 18, 2019 concert will be honored on the rescheduled date of January 9, 2020. Continue to check back on our website, www.staplescenter.com or www.axs.com for updated information.
“I want to thank everyone for your outpouring of support and understanding and working with us as we reschedule the @STAPLESCenter 20th Anniversary show that was scheduled for October 18, 2019,” Brown wrote on social media. “The new show date will be January 9, 2020 – thank you for your thoughts and prayers.”
According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Dixon was killed early Saturday morning when his vehicle left the interstate south of Nashville, striking a tree. Alcohol or drugs are not believed to be a factor in the crash, and Dixon leaves behind a fiancee and 3-year-old son.
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Love you so much dude!!! You started all of this with me from the start in 2015 when no body else believed we would make it out of Chattanooga playing for 500 people and your last show was in a Fn Stadium my guy 🔥 I know u will be watching over us with that red neck accent that we all love and you will never be replaced bro!!! I promise u that!! 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽
In another tragic turn of events, it has been reported that Jay Frank — Nashville music executive and one of Brown’s early managers — passed away Sunday (October 13) after a battle with cancer. Frank is credited with helping introduce Brown to a wider audience while the singer was still using Facebook to connect with fans, catapulting him to the top of the country charts before Brown even had a major label record deal.