Alabama Forced To Postpone Remaining Dates Of 50th Anniversary Tour

On-going health concerns have forced Alabama to postpone the remainder of the band’s 50th Anniversary Tour. The award-winning band shared…

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Lauren Jo Black

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August 22, 2019

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On-going health concerns have forced Alabama to postpone the remainder of the band’s 50th Anniversary Tour.

The award-winning band shared the news with fans via social media with a message from Teddy Gentry.

“Fans and friends, unfortunately, we have to postpone the remainder of the “50th Anniversary Tour” due to Randy’s ongoing complications with cluster migraines and vertigo,” he wrote. “We truly hoped to continue this record-breaking 50-city tour, however, doctors have advised more time is needed for Randy to fully recover. Rescheduled dates will be announced in the coming weeks. Our fans are everything to us so we wanted to be the ones to tell you and hope you understand.”

He went on to thank the fans for coming out to see them on tour and explain how “very special” this tour has been to them.

“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,” he shared. “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 tour dates will reportedly be announced in the coming weeks.

The news comes just weeks after it was announced that Alabama is a 2019 inductee into the Musicians Hall of Fame. The country supergroup will also receive the organization’s first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award during the October 22 induction ceremony at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.