Alabama Cancel Two More Shows Due to Randy Owen’s Health
Alabama have canceled two more upcoming shows due to lead singer Randy Owen's health ailments.
As a result of Owen's ongoing migraines and vertigo, the legendary country band has called off a pair of shows scheduled for this weekend at the Columbus Civic Center in Columbus, Ga., on Friday (July 26) and Thunder Valley Ampitheatre in Bristol, Tenn., on Saturday (July 27).
Randy Owen's Health Scare Forces Cancelations
The announcement follows last week's news of two late cancelations — shows July 19 and 20 at the TD Place Stadium in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and the Big Sky Music Festival in Oro-Medonte, Ontario, Canada, respectively.
"Randy Owen has been advised by doctors that he can not perform this weekend as he continues treatment for vertigo and migraines. We apologize for any inconvenience for those that have tickets to these shows, but wish to reassure fans that Alabama is trying to reschedule these shows as soon as possible," Conway Entertainment Group, Alabama's management company, shares in a statement.
The trio of Owen, Teddy Gentry and Jeff Cook is currently on the 50th Anniversary Tour that launched in January 2019 and is scheduled to run through the rest of the year. It's meant to be a celebration of a five-decade career that includes genre-defining hits like "Mountain Music," "Dixieland Delight," "Song of the South" and more.
Alabama were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005.
Barring any further setbacks, the tour will culminate with a stop at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 20, where Charlie Daniels is set to join the trio.
"It's hard to believe we started this band 50 years ago in my parent's house," Cook says. "The Nashville concert at Bridgestone Arena will be a fun celebration for the fans and for Randy, Teddy and me."
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