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Zac Brown Band Postpones Spring Tour on Coronavirus Concerns

All remaining dates of The Owl Tour have been postponed.

Written by Chris Parton
Zac Brown Band Postpones Spring Tour on Coronavirus Concerns
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 12: Zac Brown of the Zac Brown Band performs on day three of C2C Country to Country 2017 Festival at O2 Arena on March 12, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Burak Cingi/Redferns)

Zac Brown Band has joined the list of artists postponing or cancelling concert dates in response to the global COVID-19 outbreak.

Making an announcement via social media on Monday (March 10), the Grammy winning band confirmed they are postponing the entire spring leg of their 2020 The Owl Tour, including this week’s shows in St. Louis, Columbus, Detroit and Toronto. As of now they plan to return May 24 in Gilford, New Hampshire, for the start of the Roar With the Lions Tour. Tickets for The Owl Tour will be honored when those dates are rescheduled.

“Out of caution and due to increasing public health concerns, Zac Brown Band is postponing the spring 2020 leg of ‘The Owl Tour,'” the post reads. “This was an extremely difficult decision, but the well-being of our fans is always our top priority. Rescheduled dates for all spring shows (through Nashville on April 25) will be announced soon. We ask that our fans retain their tickets as they will be honored on the new dates. At this time, our ‘Roar With The Lions’ Summer 2020 tour dates (commencing in May) will be performed as planned. Thank you for your understanding.”

The move is part of a growing trend around the genre, with multiple artists and events taking similar steps. Old Dominion recently canceled their appearance at the European C2C: Country to Country festival, the massive Stagecoach festival in California was moved to October and Texas’ South by Southwest festival was canceled for the first time in more than 30 years, just to name a few.