Many of the scheduled dates for the upcoming “The Music of Randy Travis” tour have been canceled. The unique collaboration putting together many of the original members of the Randy Travis backing band with actor and singer James Dupré at center stage was scheduled to make 12 separate appearances from mid October into November. Randy Travis was also scheduled to be in attendance, and would make an appearance on stage. Now all but three of the dates have been permanently postponed, with the management of Randy Travis citing production concerns for the cancellations.
The three dates that are still set to occur include the Victory Theatre in Evansville, Indiana on October 17th, the Island View Casino in Gulfport, Mississippi on October 19th, and the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on October 28th. See the full dates below.
At the remaining dates, James Dupré and the band will perform all of Randy’s 16 No. 1 hits including “On The Other Hand,” “Forever and Ever, Amen” and “Three Wooden Crosses.” VIP packages are also be available to meet Randy Travis in person. The backing band consists of Steve Hinson, David Johnson, Lance Dary, Bill Cook, Joe Van Dyke and Herb Shucher, along with longtime tour manager Jeff Davis.
Randy Travis suffered a stroke along with other health ailments in 2013 that left him unable to speak or sing. Over the years he has gained some abilities, but still not enough to perform. Randy Travis continues to make efforts to be a part of the country music community despite his health issues, regularly making surprise appearances at concerts and country music functions. Randy Travis recently released a new biography titled Forever And Ever, Amen, and a new song called “Lead Me Home.”
In his recent biography, Randy Travis explained in detail his difficult financial situation after his original manager and wife of 17 years, Lib Hatcher, left him with little to none of the money earned from his Hall of Fame career. The “Music of Randy Travis Tour” was an effort to get Randy Travis back into the public spotlight. Despite the cancellations, Randy and his management hope to add new dates to the tour in the future.
“We are incredibly excited to be back on the road and give Randy’s fans a chance to hear his music live again, and who better to sing his many hits than James Dupré?” Randy’s wife Mary Davis said when the tour was first announced. James Dupré played the son of a country singer played by Randy Travis in the movie The Price released in 2015.
The Music of Randy Travis Tour Dates:
Oct. 16 – Indianapolis, Ind. – The Murat – CANCELLED
Oct. 17 – Evansville, Ind. – Victory Theatre – STILL ON
Oct. 18 – Macon, Ga. – Macon Auditorium – CANCELLED
Oct. 19 – Gulfport, Miss. – Island View Casino – STILL ON
Oct. 23 – Augusta, Ga. – The Bell – CANCELLED
Oct. 24 – Spartanburg, S.C. – Memorial Auditorium – CANCELLED
Oct. 25 – Knoxville, Tenn. – Knoxville Auditorium – CANCELLED
Oct. 26 – North Little Rock, Ark. – Verizon Arena – CANCELLED
Oct. 28 – Nashville, Tenn. – Ryman Auditorium – STILL ON
Oct. 29 – Atlanta, Ga. – Symphony Hall – CANCELLED
Nov. 1 – Minneapolis, Minn. – TBA – CANCELLED
Nov. 2 – Green Bay, Wis. – Weidner Center – CANCELLED