BREAKING: Alan Jackson Suddenly Postpones Kansas City Concert: ‘I Hate To Disappoint My Fans’

Alan Jackson has issued a statement after being forced to abruptly postpone his Kansas City, Missouri, concert on Saturday evening…

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Lauren Jo Black

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August 27, 2022

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Alan Jackson; Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Tree Town Music Festival

Alan Jackson has issued a statement after being forced to abruptly postpone his Kansas City, Missouri, concert on Saturday evening (Aug. 27).  

According to T-Mobile Center, the country music icon tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of the show. 

Alan Jackson; Photo by Josh Gicker
Alan Jackson; Photo by Josh Gicker

“I’m so sorry I can’t be there tonight,” Jackson shared. “I hate to disappoint my fans.”

The concert organizers plan to reschedule the show, but a new date has yet to be announced. All tickets for the concert will be honored at the rescheduled date. 

Jackson is currently in the midst of his Last Call: One More For The Road Tour. The trek, which is presented by Jackson’s own Silverbelly Whiskey, kicked off on Friday, June 24 at Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Mississippi.

Alan Jackson; Photo Courtesy of John Shearer/Getty Images for CMT
Alan Jackson; Photo Courtesy of John Shearer/Getty Images for CMT

The tour marks Jackson’s first major tour since revealing he was diagnosed with Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disorder in the fall of 2021. 

“I’ve always admired my heroes like George Jones, Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn and Charley Pride who just played as much as they wanted to, as long as they could,” Jackson previously shared. “I’ve always thought I’d like to do that, and I’d like to as long as my health will allow,” he notes, adding with a smile, “I’ll try to do as much as I can, but if I’m comin’ your way, come see me…”

The Last Call: One More for the Road Tour included 30 dates and will wrap up on October 8 in Pittsburgh, PA at PPG Paints Arena. The tour included stops in several cities that the three-time CMA Entertainer of the Year hasn’t visited in years.

The country icon is donating $1 for every ticket sold to the CMT Research Foundation. In addition, $1 will be matched by a generous group of CMTRF donors and board members.

Tickets for all shows are available at alanjackson.com/last-call-tour.

Alan Jackson; Photo by David McClister
Alan Jackson; Photo by David McClister

Jackson recently announced his new Silverbelly Whiskey, which gets its namesake from the country icon’s signature cowboy hat (while many believe the hat is white, it’s actually a color called Silverbelly) and is a new premium spirit distilled exclusively for – and hand-selected by – Jackson himself.

The country superstar will soon become a first-time grandfather as his youngest daughter, Alexandra “Ali” Jane Jackson Bradshaw, is expecting her first child. 

Jackson shared his excitement over the news via social media in late July.

“Our baby is having a baby. Denise and I can’t wait to meet our first grandson in December! – AJ” Jackson captioned the post alongside the hashtag, #YoullAlwaysBeMyBaby, which is the name of the song he wrote about his daughter.

The Georgia native’s next scheduled tour date is set for September 9 at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky.

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Lauren Jo Black

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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.