This article has been updated.
The big concert set to officially open the brand new Globe Life Park stadium in Arlington, TX on Saturday, March 14th has been postponed due to Coronaviurs concerns. Set to be headlined by Chris Stapleton, with Willie Nelson and Family set to play right before, and Jamey Johnson and Yola opening the show, the cancellation is the latest casualty due to concerns about the virus. It was a joint decision between LiveNation and Chris Stapleton’s management team.
Chris Stapleton’s Thursday night show (3-12) at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, TX also involving Jamey Johnson and Yola has also been postponed, along with all other events at the facility. “For the health, safety and well-being of all of its patrons, performers and staff, we have decided to postpone upcoming events at the Erwin Center for the near future,” University of Texas vice president and athletics director Chris Del Conte said.
The tour package sans Willie Nelson played in Corpus Christi, TX on Wednesday, March 11th. Chris Stapleton was also scheduled to play Rodeo Houston on March 19th, which was also cancelled along with all remaining Rodeo Houston performances due to COVID-19 concerns.
UPDATE: Chris Stapleton’s shows on March 20th in Biloxi, Mississippi, and March 21st in Birmingham, Alabama have also been postponed. After that, his All-American Roadshow is off for a month until being set to resume on April 22nd in Toldeo, OH.
Cody Jinks has also been forced to postpone dates due to the Coronavirus. “We just flew to New York to start a tour and got off the plane to find out that Albany, Rochester, Worchester, and Hartford are canceled. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We will do everything that we can to reschedule these shows ASAP. As far as the rest of the tour goes, we will notify you the moment we know more.”
The affected Cody Jinks dates can be seen below:
Mar 12 – Albany, NY – The Palace Theatre
Mar 13 – Rochester, NY – The Kodak Center
Mar 14 – Worcester, MA – Palladium
Mar 15 – Hartford, CT – The Webster Theater
The next Cody Jinks performance is scheduled for Bristol, Tennessee on Wednesday, March 18th.
Whitey Morgan also has cancelled a slew of shows scheduled in the Pacific Northwest. “Bad news PNW! The Seattle, Portland, Eugene and Spokane shows have been canceled. We love you and are not happy about this. Stay strong! We will reschedule these shows and make it 10x better next time around. Dates for the rescheduled plays to be announced asap.”
The affected Whitey Morgan dates can be seen below:
Mar 12 – Eugene, OR – Sessions Music Hall
Mar 13 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
Mar 14 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
Mar 15 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
Mar 16 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
Along with these postponements and cancellations, many artists either planning to travel to Europe, or currently in Europe are worried how the recent travel ban announced by President Trump will affect their ability to leave or get home. On Wednesday, Mike and the Moonpies cancelled their upcoming European tour, while the Washington D.C. shows for the current Sturgill Simpson / Tyler Childers show have been postponed as well.
This article has been updated.