Randy Travis Cancels All But 3 Shows On 2019 Tour Due To Production Issues
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Six years ago, Randy Travis suffered a stroke that left him unable to speak or sing. Through therapy and determination, Travis has recovered some of his speech, and has even performed bits of “Amazing Grace” and “Forever and Ever, Amen.”
Still, fans were surprised in September when Travis announced he would be embarking on tour later this year. He invited his original band and Voice alum James Dupré to join him on the trek, which he called The Music of Randy Travis Tour.
“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?” Travis and his wife, Mary, said in a statement.
Travis was set to appear at each tour stop, while Dupré and Travis’ band would perform covers of Travis’ signature songs, including “Three Wooden Crosses” and “On the Other Hand.”
However, those who were looking forward to the tour got a dose of bad news on Monday (October 7). Travis’ rep confirmed through Billboard that Travis has been forced to cancel all but three concerts on The Music of Randy Travis Tour.
The rep cites “production and content issues” as the reasons for the cancellations.
Travis was supposed to kick off the tour on October 16 at the Murat Theatre at Old National Centre in Indianapolis, but now, his first show will be October 17 at the Victory Theatre in Evansville, Indiana.
Here are the other two shows that were not canceled:
- October 19th at the Island View Casino in Gulfport, Mississippi
- October 28th at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee
Travis’ rep told Billboard that his team will now focus their attention on his three remaining shows. They are also planning his next trek, and hope to add more shows to that.
Those who do get the chance to see Dupré perform Travis’ legendary hits on the remaining tour dates are in for a real treat, because he’s such a talented artist. Watch one of his performances below.