Fresh off a high celebrating their latest No. 1 hit “At the End of a Bar” with Mitchell Tenpenny, Chris Young’s band have been hit by COVID-19. The exposure forced him to cancel his upcoming shows in the UK, including his festival appearance.
Young announced the unfortunate news in a social media post on Wednesday, August 24. He did not say whether he had personally been diagnosed with the virus, but he shares that members of his group have contracted it.
The announcement comes days after celebrating his No. 1 duet with Tenpenny. The cancellations affect appearances in Glasgow, Manchester, Bristol, London and the Long Road Festival in Leicestershire.
“This week has started amazingly with my 13th No. 1 single for ‘At the End of a Bar’ and plans to tour the UK, but unfortunately COVID has hit my band and we are forced to cancel gigs in Glasgow, Manchester, Bristol, London and the Long Road Festival,” says Young.
The country star said he plans to reschedule the shows and is currently working on finding new dates.
“I am delighted to be playing all the new music from ‘Famous Friends’ for fans in the UK and we will update you soon on plans to reschedule the series of shows,” he added.
Young’s upcoming tour dates place him in Indio, Calif. on September 23 and Lancaster, Calif. on September 24. He then has two shows scheduled in October and one in November.
Earlier this week, he celebrated his latest No. 1 in appropriate fashion: At a bar. Young shared photos from the celebration and reflected on the past 13 years of his career.
“Thanks to ALL of YOU, ‘At the End of a Bar’ is officially my 13th NUMBER 1,” he notes. “It’s crazy to think that Gettin’ You Home was my first No. 1 in 2009 and I can’t believe my career has grown so much since then!”
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