BREAKING: Dwight Yoakam’s Canton, Ohio Show Suddenly Postponed

Fans in Canton, Ohio will have to wait a bit longer to see Dwight Yoakam in concert as tonight’s show…


Lauren Jo Black

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October 1, 2021


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Fans in Canton, Ohio will have to wait a bit longer to see Dwight Yoakam in concert as tonight’s show at the Canton Palace Theatre has been postponed just hours before he was scheduled to take the stage. 

The country music legend, 64, has come down with food poisoning, according to the venue, and is unable to perform. 

“Dwight unfortunately has to postpone tonight’s show at Palace Theatre,” a statement on the singer’s social media reads. “Dwight deeply regrets not being able to perform tonight. A rescheduled date will be announced next week.” 


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The venue elaborated via Instagram with a statement that reads: 

Latshaw Productions regrets to share that Dwight Yoakam has food poisoning and must postpone tonight’s show. Ticket buyers will receive information regarding the new performance date as soon as it is made available. Tickets purchased for tonight’s performance will be honored for the new date. Please email with any additional questions.

Rising country duo Six Forty 1 was also on the bill for the postponed show. 


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The country hitmaker is scheduled to resume his tour on Saturday, October 2 in Anderson, Indiana and on Sunday, October 3 in Hagerstown, Maryland. 

Yoakam’s tour schedule is currently packed through the end of the year and even into 2022, with shows scheduled in various cities around the United States. 

Fans can stay tuned to Yoakam’s social media accounts for further updates. 

Dwight Yoakam recently made headlines when he teamed up with Carrie Underwood on CMA Summer Jam. 

The pair joined forces to perform two of his biggest hits, “A Thousand Miles From Nowhere” and “Guitars, Cadillacs.” 

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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 and her work being featured on 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.