Randy Travis Cancels Most of 2019 Tour Dates With James Dupré
Most of Randy Travis' 12 tour dates in October and November have been canceled. The Music of Randy Travis Tour with James Dupré was set to begin on Oct. 16 in Indianapolis, with dates through Nov. 2. Most shows have been scrapped due to production issues.
Several venue websites (including the Macon City Auditorium, where Travis was scheduled for Oct. 18) blame "unexpected production and technical issues related to the elaborate content of the show" as the cause. An explanation from the singer's team asks fans to be patient and understanding. Refunds are available through point of purchase.
Currently the Indianapolis show at the Murat is still listed on sale, as is an Oct. 17 show in Evansville, Ind., the Oct. 28 show in Nashville and a Nov. 1 show in Minneapolis, Minn. The Oct. 19 show in Gulfport, Miss is still planned but is sold out, per Ticketmaster.
A full list of scheduled tour dates and their status is below. Billboard reports that the Oct. 16 and Nov. 1 shows were also canceled, but ticket links are still active and both dates are listed as on sale. Taste of Country has reached out to Travis' team for more information. At least one other show (Nov. 1) is nearly sold out. Many tickets remain for the Nashville show.
The tour marked Travis' return to the road after a 2013 stroke that nearly killed him. His rehabilitation has been well-publicized, with the Country Music Hall of Famer finding comfort in being around other musicians, even contemporary acts. Dupré and Travis are friends who first worked together on a movie prior to the singer's stroke. He was chosen due to the nature of their relationship and because his voice is similar to Travis'.
The 60-year-old's band was set to join Dupré on stage each night, and Travis himself was going to make an appearance, as well as meet VIP fans before each concert. The set was to include his 16 No. 1 hits.
The Music of Randy Travis 2019 Tour Dates:
Oct. 16 -- Indianapolis, Ind. @ The Murat - On Sale
Oct. 17 -- Evansville, Ind. @ Victory Theatre - On Sale
Oct. 18 -- Macon, Ga. @ Macon Auditorium - Canceled
Oct. 19 -- Gulfport, Miss. @ Island View Casino - On Sale, Sold Out
Oct. 23 -- Augusta, Ga. @ The Bell - Canceled
Oct. 24 -- Spartanburg, S.C. @ Memorial Auditorium - Canceled
Oct. 25 -- Knoxville, Tenn. @ Knoxville Auditorium - Canceled
Oct. 26 -- North Little Rock, Ark. @ Verizon Arena - Canceled
Oct. 28 -- Nashville, Tenn. @ Ryman Auditorium - On Sale
Oct. 29 -- Atlanta, Ga. @ Symphony Hall - Canceled
Nov. 1 -- Minneapolis, Minn. @ Orpheum Theater - On Sale
Nov. 2 -- Green Bay, Wisc. @ Weidner Center - Canceled
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