Alabama Postpones 50th Anniversary Tour as Randy Owen Deals With Health Issues

Alabama Postpones 50th Anniversary Tour as Randy Owen Deals With Health Issues

After canceling six shows in July and August, Alabama has postponed the remaining 20 dates on their 50th Anniversary Tour as frontman Randy Owen continues to deal with vertigo and migraines.

Alabama bass player Teddy Gentry released the following statement: “The 50th Anniversary Tour has been very special to us. The support of the fans and their energy at all of our shows has led to some of the most fun we’ve ever had onstage. As disappointed as myself, Randy, and Jeff are to have to postpone this tour for all of our incredible fans, we know that Randy’s recovery is what is most important for everyone at this time. We would like to thank our fans, promoters, and venues and we look forward to seeing you all soon.”

Rescheduled dates for the tour will be announced in the coming weeks.

Alabama was celebrating a half-century of making music with their 50th Anniversary Tour. The cross-country trek kicked off in January with an announced run of more than 50 shows featuring an array of openers, including Charlie Daniels Band, The Marshall Tucker Band, The Beach Boys, John Anderson, Restless Heart, Exile, John Michael Montgomery, Scotty McCreery and more.

Alabama 50th Anniversary Tour [Postponed]

  • Aug. 23 | Van Andel Arena | Grand Rapids, MI (w/ Restless Heart)
  • Aug. 24 | The Country Fest’s Neon Nights | North Lawrence, OH
  • Aug. 29 | Mohegan Sun Arena | Wilkes|Barre, PA (w/ The Charlie Daniels Band)
  • Aug. 31 | Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion | Gilford, NH (w/ The Charlie Daniels Band)
  • Sept. 1 | Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion | Bangor, ME (w/ The Charlie Daniels Band)
  • Sept. 13 | Fox Theatre | Detroit, MI (w/ Exile)
  • Sept. 14 | Tailgates N’ Tallboys | Peoria, IL
  • Sept. 27 | Martin Luther King Jr. Arena | Savannah, GA
  • Sept. 28 | Hertz Arena | Estero, FL
  • Oct. 3 | Colonial Life Arena | Columbia, SC (w/ The Charlie Daniels Band)
  • Oct. 4 | Legacy Arena at the BJCC | Birmingham, AL (w/ The Charlie Daniels Band)
  • Oct. 10 | Donald L. Tucker Civic Center | Tallahassee, FL (w/ The Charlie Daniels Band)
  • Oct. 11 | Spectrum Center | Charlotte, NC (w/ The Charlie Daniels Band)
  • Nov. 1 | WinStar World Casino & Resort | Thackerville, OK
  • Nov. 2 | Intrust Bank Arena | Wichita, KS (w/ The Beach Boys)
  • Nov. 8 | Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the Alliant Energy Center | Madison, WI (w/ The Charlie Daniels Band)
  • Nov. 9 | Bankers Life Fieldhouse | Indianapolis, IN (w/ Restless Heart)
  • Nov. 20 | Bridgestone Arena | Nashville, TN (w/ The Charlie Daniels Band)
  • Nov. 22 | Royal Farms Arena | Baltimore, MD
  • Nov. 23 | Wicimico Civic Center | Salisbury, MD (w/ Exile)

photo by Curtis Hilbun, AFF-USA.com

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