After five years, Sam Hunt released his highly-anticipated follow-up album to his record breaking debut, Montevallo. The record, Southside, was the singer’s first glimpse at what fans could expect from his live shows, which were slated to take place during his 2020 Southside Summer Tour. Unfortunately, 2020 had other plans and the trek has now been canceled, a label rep confirms to Sounds Like Nashville.
Originally slated to begin at the end of May, the first month of dates were rescheduled early on in the coronavirus pandemic and shut down. The Southside Summer Tour was then scheduled to begin on July 10 in Bangor, ME, but now those plans have been scrapped as well.
Rumors starting swirling of the impending cancellation earlier in the week when his shows began popping up as canceled on the Live Nation website. Radio stations were reportedly also alerted that Hunt would not be stopping in their market with his headlining tour. No word yet on if the Georgia native plans to tour in 2021.
Hunt’s news is the latest to join a flurry of announcements that include postponements from Thomas Rhett, Reba, Kenny Chesney, Maren Morris and George Strait. Lady Antebellum and Rascal Flatts also canceled their 2020 Ocean Tour and Rascal Flatts Farewell: Life Is A Highway Tour, respectively, and have no current plans to reschedule. Keep up with the latest rescheduling by clicking here.