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Kane Brown Reschedules Staples Center Concert After Drummer’s Death

The show has been postponed until January 9, 2020.

Written by Chris Parton
Kane Brown Reschedules Staples Center Concert After Drummer’s Death
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - SEPTEMBER 21: Kane Brown performs onstage during the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Festival at T-Mobile Arena on September 21, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

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.

“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.

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.